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Enlightenment now: the case for reason, science, humanism, and progress by Steven Pinker

Overview: INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF 2018 ONE OF THE ECONOMIST’S BOOKS OF THE YEAR “My new favorite book of all time.” —Bill Gates If you think the world is coming to an end, think again: people are living longer, healthier, freer, and happier lives, and while our …
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How’s Life? 2013

The OECD has just published the report “How’s Life?: Measuring well-being.” According to the study the global economic crisis has had a profound impact on people’s well-being, reaching far beyond the loss of jobs and income, and affecting citizens’ satisfaction with their lives and their trust in governments. The report finds that subjective well-being deteriorated …
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Achieving Millennium Development Goals

The UN Development Programme (UNDP) has prepared the report, “Beyond the Midpoint: Achieving the Millennium Development Goals,” to review the extent of progress made towards the MDGs as well as assess what it will take to accelerate progress towards the goals around the World. Thirty country-level assessments and extensive consultations with stakeholders were undertaken to …
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