Whether markets surge in 2021 or fall in a cataclysmic decline, whether the pandemic resurges or disappears, whatever happens, we are still the most fortunate humans to have ever lived lived on planet earth. I hope you enjoy this episode with Julian as much as I enjoyed chatting with him.
If you have the time over the next couple of weeks you may enjoy the video below from one of my favourite public intellectuals, Steven Pinker about how good things have become.
And I feel like one of the luckiest guys in the world that this podcast seems to have touched so many people. Thanks for listening.
"If you think the world is coming to an end, think again. People are living longer, healthier, freer, and happier lives, and while our problems are formidable, Steven Pinker believes the solutions lie in the Enlightenment ideal of using reason and science.
Is the world really falling apart? Is the ideal of progress obsolete? In this elegant assessment of the human condition in the third millennium, cognitive scientist and public intellectual Steven Pinker urges us to step back from the gory headlines and prophecies of doom, which play to our psychological biases.
Instead, follow the data: in seventy-five jaw-dropping graphs, Pinker will demonstrate that life, health, prosperity, safety, peace, knowledge, and happiness are on the rise, not just in the West, but worldwide. This progress is not the result of some cosmic force, it is a gift of the Enlightenment: the conviction that reason and science can enhance human flourishing."
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