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Abundance: The Future Is Better Than You Think

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(Duration: 55:01)

Steven Kotler, Award-Winning Science Writer

Host: David Inge

On a regular basis, we bring you stories about how bad things are. This time, we talk with the co-author of a new book that argues that the world is getting better at a rapid rate. Our guest will be science writer Steven Kotler. His book, "Abundance" argues that over the past 50 years, global standards of living have tripled, the food supply has increased, and rates of literacy and life expectancy have grown. Overall, he says, we are living in a better world, and the book looks at the forces responsible.

This is a repeat broadcast from Tuesday, May 08, 2012, 11 am

Categories: Economics