Steven Pinker makes the case for optimism

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Author and Harvard professor Steven Pinker lays out what he see as a basic paradox. The news today seems worse than ever – but based on a number of key metrics, Pinker argues the world is better than it’s ever been. Pinker explores the data and makes the case for how can we tackle the world’s problems while not drowning in negativity.

That’s the focus of his latest book, Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism and Progress. What do you think about Pinker’s argument? Let us know by joining the conversation on Facebook or YouTube.

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