Globally Speaking: Things are getting better not worse

Globally Speaking: Things are getting better not worse

At any time in history, it's always possible to point to this or that terrible thing and make reference to a collective journey unto damnation in a woven catch-all. I think most of us have some sense that things are better now than the were during, say, the black plague, but it's hard to put such things in perspective. The recently published website by Our World In Data aims to help!

Sponsored by Oxford University, The Institute for New Economic Thinking, and the Nuffield Foundation, this site is presents a wonderful collection of data on many important trends in human civilization. The overarching goal is one of perspective, generally over the past two hundred years for many of the items. To see obvious trends for the better is a powerful antidote to the general panic and despair many of us are currently feeling about our sociopolitical situations. 

Go and check it out! Our World In Data

The Beatles weren't wrong (in the global sense) when they sang, "...Getting better all the ti-i-ime!" :-) Have a wonderful day, and don't give up or quit because the current climate seems harsh to improvement. It always has been. That's why it's difficult to make things better, but we ARE doing exactly that by working together. And in a BIG WAY at that.  

The chart at the top of this post is from the website Our World In Data  at  https://ourworldindata.org/a-history-of-global-living-conditions-in-5-charts/   by Max Roser is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. See how to use Our World In Data.

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