Most people seem to believe that the world is getting progressively worse; Gregg Easterbrook, author of It’s Better Than It Looks, argues that the conventional wisdom has got it all wrong. The majority of humanity, he maintains, has never had it so good. In that case, how could Trump be elected by convincing 63 million people that the opposite is true? Join me for a stimulating conversation with Gregg Easterbrook about the real state of humanity, the psychology behind our typical pessimistic attitudes, and why, in all likelihood, things are going to keep getting better and better.
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