Why we see the past through rose-coloured glasses, but not the future

We're losing perspective on the true state of the world and fear is impeding our ability to make decisions and effect positive change.

That’s the view of Steven Pinker, a Harvard psychologist who argues that we — both as individuals and societies — are ignoring statistical evidence that the world “is getting better, not worse”.

  • Antony Funnell
  • ABC News

“The reality is that many indicators have improved,” he tells RN’s Future Tense.

“Not all of them and not everywhere, but many of them are much more positive than …

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