6 Things I Learned from the Book "It's Getting Better All the Time"

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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:

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