Human Conditions Improving at a Remarkable Speed: New at Reason

Over the last decade, GDP per person and life expectancy are up around the world while infant mortality and undernourished rates are down.

Marian Tupy writes:

On a number of previous occasions, I have written about the extent of human progress around the world, but the remarkable speed of improvements in the state of humanity should not go unnoticed. To that end, I have looked at some of the most important indicators of human wellbeing, especially in the poor countries, over the last decade (or, when the latest data is not available, ten years prior to the last data point). The results are encouraging and ought to give us reason for optimism.

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