Human progress and how we might blow it | reTHINK TANK
Has liberal democratic capitalism been bad for the human race? A growing chorus, left and right, says yes. But when viewed in the grand scheme of humanity’s history, this sentiment is clearly misguided. Man’s pre-modern past is a record of misery and toil, and only in the past 250 years, with the accidental emergence of liberal democratic capitalism, has humanity seen its fortunes improve. AEI Fellow Jonah Goldberg explains how our civilization got to where it is today, and how our collective ingratitude for our prosperity might just return us to the misery of the past.
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