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Author: Johan Norberg Narrator: Derek Perkins Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2017 ISBN: 9781538436097
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From an examination of official data from such institutions as the United Nations, the World Bank, and the World Health Organization, Cato Institute Senior Fellow Johan Norberg paints a portrait of a better future ahead.

It’s on the television, in the papers, and in our minds. Every day we’re bludgeoned by news of how bad everything is—financial collapse, unemployment, growing poverty, environmental disasters, disease, hunger, war. But the rarely acknowledged reality is that our progress over the past few decades has been unprecedented. By almost any index you care to identify, things are markedly better now than they have ever been for almost everyone alive.

Examining official data from the United Nations, the World Bank, and the World Health Organization, political commentator Johan Norberg traces just how far we have come in tackling the issues that define our species. While it’s true that not every problem has been solved, we do now have a good idea of the solutions and we know what it will take to see this progress continue.

Dramatic, uplifting, and counterintuitive, Progress is a call for optimism in our pessimistic, doom-laden world.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “An exhilarating book. With the combination of arresting stories and striking data, Progress will change your understanding about where we’ve come from and where we may be heading.”

    Steven Pinker, New York Times bestselling author

  • “A tornado of evidence…a blast of good sense.”

    Economist (London)

  • “Persuasive.”

    Wall Street Journal

  • “His unfailing optimism and well-argued points generate powerful good-news vibes.”

    Esquire (UK)

  • “A refreshingly rosy assessment of how far many of us have come from the days when life was uniformly nasty, brutish, and short.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • An Economist Best Book of the Year
  • One of The Observer (UK) Books of the Year

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About the Author

Johan Norberg is a lecturer, documentary filmmaker, and internationally acclaimed author of over a dozen books. He is also a senior fellow at the Cato Institute in Washington, DC, and the European Centre for International Political Economy in Brussels. A frequent commentator in Swedish and international media, he has a weekly column in Sweden’s biggest daily, Metro.

About the Narrator

Derek Perkins is a professional narrator and voice actor. He has earned numerous AudioFile Earphones Awards and the prestigious Audie Award for Best Narration. Augmented by a knowledge of three foreign languages and a facility with accents, he has narrated numerous titles in a wide range of fiction and nonfiction genres.