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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Sun Mar 17, 2013, 09:52 PM

23. There is no reason for progressives to feel threatened by the possibility that the world is making

progress. It is most likely the case that in the big picture poverty is decreasing - just as violence in the big picture is decreasing. This is not news that any progressive should find disturbing. This is news that progressives should find encouraging. If this data is correct and I think it probably is - we should be rejoicing and shouting the good news from the mountain tops. If the evidence suggest that the world is getting better - Is that not what progressives want to happen?


The data also suggest that there are other ways the world is getting better:

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