A little “informational serendipity” for you.
Now, from Surowiecki’s blog I ended up reading his review of the also very interesting book The Improving State of the World: Why We’re Living Longer, Healthier, More Comfortable Lives on a Cleaner Planet, by Indur M. Goklany.
Searching for more info on Mr. Goklany’s book, I found his article in Reason about it, which lists some of his arguments why mankind has never been healthier, wealthier or freer.
Twenty minutes well spent. And I even got smarter in the process. Is this a great world or what?