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Never mind the gloom: Now's the best time to be alive

"As long as the rate of disasters and atrocities doesn't fall to zero, there will always be enough to fill the news," says psychologist Steven Pinker. But the stats on human well-being, he says, tell a clear story.

Never mind the gloom: Now's the best time to be alive

"As long as the rate of disasters and atrocities doesn't fall to zero, there will always be enough to fill the news," says psychologist Steven Pinker. But the stats on human well-being, he says, tell a clear story.