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Is the world getting better or worse? A look at the numbers | Steven Pinker

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The world gets better anytime democraps are removed from power
The world isnt getting worse. It's getting so much better that bad news is more interesting than good news.
Wrong quantum to go by. Someone in Poverty had a better lifestyle with a better environment and nature around in the 80's.In most cases.
Figures dont lie but . IF more countries live in a democracy than before then why do We have way less liberties and freedoms now?. Families break up more, people turning away from commitment for fear of “it not working out”, tremendous confusion of sexual identity- there are only two genders. We ignore the Creator God in place pf “happiness”. We can all be nice but what about truth and honesty- to ourselves and each other??
We are all living like nihilists already. Slowly but surely everyone is buying out of belief in anything...that's scary
Uh no. Democracy is not under threat from authoritarian populism, which lives only in the minds of insane leftists chasing ghosts.
This guy's hair is awesome
this is a story of spun horseshit for the wilfully deluded. who, incidentally, make up the very worst of this species.
the mental health crisis and degenerative disease says we are absolutely not getting better.
What are the "numbers" in relation to other species?
one thing this dude does not say is in 1980 the world population was only 4.439 billion ppl in it today theres over 8 billion naturally crimes will be higher , ppl dont change ,so theres double the criminals out there now then there was in 1980 .
I look around me and I see people who are angry, hostile and sad, even though they don't face life-threatening problems. Is this our reward? I don't understand it.
Rick Sanchez has a TedxTalk
So what about resources?climate change?global warming?
Your point of view is absolutely anthropocentric. How many forest hectars did we lose in the past 30 years? How much bio-diversity have we lost?
The cost of every and each so called improvements you talk about is paid in terms of nature capital, we are losing something inestimable to be more (2.5 billions people in 30 years), fat and diabetic in overcrowded cities... happy though.
Donot forget all this could go to crap in one year
Worse but over rated in terribleness
All too human this condition.
Human Condition - that which influences good, and, bad.
Reality is a figment of God's imagination.... or, it's something else.

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