Varje fredag, med start idag, så kör Magasin MACKEN en lunchföreläsning, plockad från TED, i ett aktuellt ämne. En kort föreläsning som du kan lyssna och titta på medan du smälter maten.

Was 2017 really the ”worst year ever,” as some would have us believe? In his analysis of recent data on homicide, war, poverty, pollution and more, psychologist Steven Pinker finds that we’re doing better now in every one of them when compared with 30 years ago.

But progress isn’t inevitable, and it doesn’t mean everything gets better for everyone all the time, Pinker says. Instead, progress is problem-solving, and we should look at things like climate change and nuclear war as problems to be solved, not apocalypses in waiting. ”We will never have a perfect world, and it would be dangerous to seek one,” he says. ”But there’s no limit to the betterments we can attain if we continue to apply knowledge to enhance human flourishing.”

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