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Wednesday, May 9, 2018

"Is Liberal Democracy in Retreat?" |Steven Pinker , Robert Muggah


https://www.project-syndicate.org/onpoint/is-liberal-democracy-in-retreat-by-steven-pinker-and-robert-muggah-2018-03?a_la=english&a_d=5abd05bc78b6c71254dc917b&a_m=&a_a=click&a_s=&a_p=homepage&a_li=is-liberal-democracy-in-retreat-by-steven-pinker-and-robert-muggah-2018-03&a_pa=curated&a_ps=secondary-articles

Though some countries (and cities) are faring worse than others, the world is becoming safer and more prosperous overall – hard as that may be to believe. This is especially true of democratic countries, which stand out for their higher rates of economic growth and higher levels of wellbeing. Democracies also tend to have fewer wars and genocides, virtually no famines, and happier, healthier, better-educated citizens.

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