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Why 2019 has been the
best year in human history

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Posted By: MissMolly, 12/31/2019 4:58:49 AM

If you’re depressed by the state of the world, let me toss out an idea: In the long arc of human history, 2019 has been the best year ever. The bad things that you fret about are true. But it’s also true that since modern humans emerged about 200,000 years ago, 2019 was probably the year in which children were least likely to die, adults were least likely to be illiterate and people were least likely to suffer excruciating and disfiguring diseases. Every single day in recent years, another 325,000 people got their first access to electricity. Each day, more than 200,000 got piped water for the first time.

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This is surely the first column Kristof has written with which I can learn from and agree.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: 4Justice 12/31/2019 5:16:29 AM (No. 275044)
I disagree....we may have conquered many diseases, but in our society, we have lost our spirituality, our moral compass and much of our humanity. In general, we have rejected God and have become a basically soulless society. Secularism and moral relativity have created a nihilism that cannot be denied. We have also lost many of our freedoms and we let technology make life more cumbersome, rather than free up our time. Sorry, but I would love to go back 40+ years to a simpler time and when privacy and freedom were still part of our daily life.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: WhamDBambam 12/31/2019 6:46:53 AM (No. 275068)
The only really downside to 2019 was it was the year the MFM was most likely to lie about everything.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Safari Man 12/31/2019 10:12:37 AM (No. 275251)
FTA: Meanwhile, here in the United States, Trump presents a continuing challenge to our institutions, and millions of families have been left behind and are struggling. Challenging our institutions is a good thing when they are corrupt and used to benefit the kleptocrats. Who has been left behind? Unemployment is way down, foodstamp usage way down, on and on. Are you better off that you were 200,000 years ago? Then vote for Trump 2020?
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Reply 4 - Posted by: DVC 12/31/2019 3:18:06 PM (No. 275523)
Kristof and the NYT, two solid reasons that I won't bother.
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