Saturday, October 31, 2009

Better and Better: The Myth of Inevitable Progress | Foreign Affairs

Indur Goklany's The Improving State of the World offers a healthy corrective to the pervasive view that everything is getting worse. But its facile suggestion that further advances are all but inevitable misreads the true causes of progress.

James Surowiecki is a staff writer at The New Yorker and the author of The Wisdom of Crowds.

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