I read the book It's Getting Better All the Time: 100 Greatest Trends of the Last 100 Years,by Stephen Moore and Julian Simon.
Published in 2000, it's a great book about how life in America and throughout the world consistently improved during the 20th century.
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Here are six things I learned.
1. The gains in leisure time are extraordinary:
2. Medical care was a joke until the last half-century:
3. Education was a huge trend of the 20th century:
4. Food productivity exploded:
5. Life is safer:
6. Doing OK isn't hard anymore:
Go buy the book here. It's great.
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