09 November 2016

Progress

Ten Reasons to Look Forward to the Future

Johan Norberg
One World, 256 pages,
ISBN 9781780749501

Reviewer: Ian Stewart, Chief Economist, Deloitte

Is the world getting worse? 71% of Britons polled by You Gov last year thought so. Only 5% thought it is improving. News headlines tend to confirm the impression of a world that is riven with conflict, poverty and danger. Most Britons and Americans think world poverty is rising; in fact it has halved in the last 20 years. When we think about the risks…

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