In the recently published Ten Global Trends Every Smart Person Should Know: And Many Others You Will Find Interesting, coauthors Ron Bailey and Marian Tupy present a striking, data-rich case on the improving state of the world. The collection is the perfect antidote to the apocalyptic 2020 news cycle and our generally pessimistic tendencies.

In brief, in the two centuries since the giant leap in human well-being and wealth following the industrial revolution—memorably dubbed “the Great Enrichment” by renowned economist Deirdre McCloskey—we have experienced declining poverty, violence, and death; increasing life expectancy, happiness, and IQ; and greater freedom and environmental conservation worldwide. Join CEI for an online discussion about these global trends of progress and how reasoned optimism should inform our future goals with the authors and CEI President Kent Lassman.


Ronald Bailey, Coauthor, Ten Global Trends

Marian L. Tupy, Coauthor, Ten Global Trends

Kent Lassman, President, Competitive Enterprise Institute

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

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Ronald Bailey is the science correspondent for Reason, where he writes a weekly science and technology column. He is the coauthor of the recently published Ten Global Trends Every Smart Person Should Know: And Many Others You Will Find Interesting. His other books include The End of Doom: Environmental Renewal in the Twenty-first Century (2015) and Liberation Biology: The Moral and Scientific Case for the Biotech Revolution (2005).

Marian Tupy is a Senior Fellow at the Cato Institute’s Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity and the editor of HumanProgress.org. He is the coauthor of the recently published Ten Global Trends Every Smart Person Should Know: And Many Others You Will Find Interesting. He is also the co-author of The Simon Project.

Kent Lassman is President and CEO of the Competitive Enterprise Institute. He oversees strategy for the organization, including management of a team of policy, communications, and fundraising staff. Prior to joining CEI, Lassman spent eight years as vice president at a public affairs firm in Washington, D.C., counseling clients on campaign approaches to issues ranging from telecommunications to privacy to biotechnology and state licensing.

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