It’s Better Than It Looks by Gregg Easterbrook

It’s Better Than It Looks

Is civilization teetering on the edge of a cliff? Or are we just climbing higher than ever?Most people who read the news would tell you that 2017 is one of the worst years in recent memory. We're facing a series of deeply troubling, even existential problems: fascism, terrorism, environmental collapse, racial and economic inequality, and more.Yet this narrative misses something important: by almost every meaningful measure, the modern world is be...

Details It’s Better Than It Looks

TitleIt’s Better Than It Looks
Release DateFeb 20th, 2018
GenreNonfiction, Economics, History, Science, Politics, Sociology

Reviews It’s Better Than It Looks

  • Roxanne
    This is a Goodreads win review. This book is very relevant to the times we are living in. Every I see the news on any channel it is full of American politics, and what bad shape our country is in. We also see almost daily acts of terrorism, rascism, wage inequality, sexual harrassement, climate change, natural disasters from weather. So the state of things looks pretty bad. But despite these problems democracy is still the best form of government...
  • Joseph A Oppenheim
    What first attracted me to this book by Gregg Easterbrook, is the testimonial by Walter Isaacson, since I respect his journalism.The book is a persuasive look at how, despite the dystopian look at America as presented by the 2016 campaign of the new president, things are actually not just pretty good, but are quite an advancement from the past for most, as the author states the arrow of history always points up. And as with all societal advanceme...
  • Jay C
    Really fascinating read, and helpful if you get caught up in thinking - as I often do - that "The whole world's going to hell!" these days. It's a dispassionate look at the problems we face and their potential solutions. Occasionally the author injects to much "editorial opinion" for me, but he's generally an equal opportunity BS-caller on leaders from "both sides of the aisle." Hope to do a longer review via a blog post at Bibliophilopolis soon.