Tony Morley is a progress studies writer and communicator, specializing in the historical trends in global living standards and the economic, social, political, scientific, and technological forces that drive human progress and flourishing. Mr. Morley has spent the last decade as an energy project manager, based in Sydney, Australia. Twitter: @tonymmorley
From COVID and cancer vaccines to a steady drop in the number of people living in extreme poverty, there are reasons for optimism in 2023.
The world has improved in mind-blowing ways.
In 200 years, the mortality rate for children under the age of five (per 1,000 live births) has dropped from 40% to 3.7%.