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The Bright Side

MOVIEGOERS AT CONEY ISLAND BEACH AND BOARDWALK IN 2016

ACCORDING TO THE LATEST DATA, people are living longer and becoming healthier, better fed, richer, smarter, safer, more connected—and, at the same time, ever gloomier about the state of the world. As the political scientist John Mueller once summed up the history of the West, “People seem simply to have taken the remarkable economic improvement in stride

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