Thursday, 23 May 2013

The world is getting better

Yes! Good news!

Bad news sells.  There are big and real problems on our horizon. But with doom and gloom all around (and yes, I confess, you’ll read it here too) it’s worth stepping back occasionally to see the big picture: that human economic activity is making the world a better place in which to live.

Check out the 31 Charts That Will Restore Your Faith In Humanity, and you’ll see what I mean.

[Hat tip Kelly Valenzuela]

UPDATE:  Good news of human achievement needs suitable visuals. So here’s the Empire State Building:

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