Writer. (eight books, most recently Future Perfect.) Web site creator1
I am literally lost in the Hotel Bonaventure. Somewhere Frederic Jameson is smiling. http://t.co/PjTOBbzkxS
Sorry, as @urbandata reminds me, life expectancy only improved b 4% -- three extra years. Good, but not as good as other wealthy countries.
I wrote about these trends (and our negativity bias against them) in Future Perfect, recently out in paperback: http://t.co/LE1zIxlveX
...workplace injuries, air pollution, divorce, male-female wage equality, charitable giving, voter turnout, per capita GDP & teen pregnancy.
... juvenile crime, drunken driving, traffic deaths, infant mortality, life expectancy, per capita gasoline consumption... (cont.)
Here's a list of areas where US has seen significant (more than 20%) improvement since 1990: high school grads, college enrollment (cont.)
Oddly, while economic trends have been mixed (or terrible: see inequality), social "pathologies" have seen massive decline in last 20 yrs.
Hiking with Elk at sunset yesterday at Point Reyes: http://t.co/Bykp0sJRVH
“19th-century inventions took 65 years to make a cultural impact, while early 20th-century innovations took 26 years” http://t.co/66OwIpvbnp