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Thursday 22 Feb 2018 | 08:38 | SYDNEY
Thursday 22 Feb 2018 | 08:38 | SYDNEY

Things looking up worldwide



30 November 2007 15:33

Foreign Policy magazine lists five ways the world is improving: air travel is safer than ever, fewer kids are dying of disease, there are fewer wars, poverty is down, and life expectancy is up. The air travel thing is true but seems a little out of place, given how many people never step on a plane in their lives. The information revolution would have been a worthy substitute, or the steady growth of democracy worldwide.

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