Debunking “The Good Old Days” Argument w/ Gregg Easterbrook

Was the past better? Were the “Good Old Days” really all they are chalked up to be? Gregg Easterbrook, author of It’s Better Than it Looks: Reasons for Optimism in an Age of Fear, has a bold argument. Things are better now then they have ever been. That will surprise a lot of people who did not feel 2017 was a great year. But on economics, environment, culture and crime, Easterbrooks thesis is that on average, stats have improved and “Good Old Days” Arguments are no more than opportunist political rhetoric.

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