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It's Getting Better All the Time: 100 Greatest Trends of the Last 100 years (repost)

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It's Getting Better All the Time: 100 Greatest Trends of the Last 100 years (repost)

Stephen Moore, "It's Getting Better All the Time: 100 Greatest Trends of the Last 100 years"
English | 2001 | ISBN: 1882577973, 1882577965 | 294 pages | PDF | 2,4 MB

There has been more material progress in the United States in the 20th Century than in the entire world in all previous centuries combined.

"More Americans than ever are living in greater affluence than ever before," concludes Moore, the Cato Institute's director of fiscal policy studies, who presents the extensive research of Julian Simon, the foremost environmental economist before his death. The core of the book deals with the long-term trends in areas such as health, diet and nutrition, wealth and income, poor Americans, housing, transportation and communications, education, safety, environmental protection, social and cultural indicators, and freedom and democracy. The authors' thesis is that there has been more material progress in the U.S. in the twentieth century than in the entire world in all previous centuries combined. Yet in the book's foreword Simon's widow contends that the killing of millions of people around the world because of Nazism, Stalinism, and Maoism must also be factored into any analysis of that century. The astounding progress in the U.S. will hopefully be replicated in the twenty-first century and extended to other nations throughout the world.
Mary Whaley