Around the world, nutrition is rising and hunger is falling. Norberg quotes an estimate from the United Nations' Food and Agricultural Organization that in the last 25 years, about 2 billion people have been freed from hunger. And the rate of progress over that time has grown. Also, the frequency and severity of famines have diminished. This is from David R. Henderson, "What a Wonderful World," one of the Econlib Feature Articles for October. It's my review of Johan Norberg, Progress: Ten Reasons to Look Forward to the Future, 2016. A couple of other paragraphs that put modern violence, including last night's horrible murders in Las Vegas, in perspective:One of the factors in higher life expectancy is
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