4. Jan, 2019

The World Is Getting Quietly, Relentlessly Better

If we can solve global poverty, we can solve other problems like climate change

"If the world is getting so much better, why does everyone seem so miserable? Perhaps because in the U.S., life is improving more slowly than in poorer countries, and in some places it is getting worse." Greg Ip shares on WSJ and continues: "Perhaps it also feels irresponsible to celebrate the many ways the world is quietly getting better because it distracts from the fight against things that are loudly getting worse: polarized and authoritarian politics, deadly opioids, nuclear proliferation, and most of all, a warming climate—a consequence of all those new middle-class entrants burning fossil fuels.Yet obsessing over such perils is how we’ll likely solve them". See his proposals to face them in the article