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The progress paradox [electronic resource] : how life gets better while people feel worse / Gregg Easterbrook.

By: Easterbrook, Gregg.
Contributor(s): Marosz, Jonathan | Books on Tape, Inc.
Material type: materialTypeLabelSoundPublisher: New York : Books on Tape, 2003ISBN: 9781415952481 (sound recording : OverDrive Audio Book); 1415952485 (sound recording : OverDrive Audio Book).Subject(s): Progress | Quality of life | Discontent | PessimismGenre/Form: Audiobooks.Additional physical formats: No titleDDC classification: 303.44 Online resources: Click Here to Access Title | Excerpt Read by Jonathan Marosz.Summary: Award-winning journalist Gregg Easterbrook believes that practically everything is getting better for almost everyone. Living standards, longevity, and material security are improving; crime, welfare, pollution, and most diseases are in decline. Personal freedom has never been greater, while democracy is expanding worldwide, and incidence of global warfare is at its lowest level in decades. Although the evidence is compelling, many people refuse to believe it; studies show that the percentage of the population that is happy has not changed in fifty years. Are we living in a fantasy world in which things appear worse than they really are? Do we have our heads in the sand? Alternatively, does Mr. Easterbrook? Read this contrarian's account of a Candide-like existence for all, and find out for yourself.
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Mode of access: World Wide Web.

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Unabridged.

Read by Jonathan Marosz.

Duration: 11:17:03.

Award-winning journalist Gregg Easterbrook believes that practically everything is getting better for almost everyone. Living standards, longevity, and material security are improving; crime, welfare, pollution, and most diseases are in decline. Personal freedom has never been greater, while democracy is expanding worldwide, and incidence of global warfare is at its lowest level in decades. Although the evidence is compelling, many people refuse to believe it; studies show that the percentage of the population that is happy has not changed in fifty years. Are we living in a fantasy world in which things appear worse than they really are? Do we have our heads in the sand? Alternatively, does Mr. Easterbrook? Read this contrarian's account of a Candide-like existence for all, and find out for yourself.

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