From Publishers Weekly
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I enjoy reading Mr. Easterbrook's work, and found this book to be very interesting.
The premise of "The Progress Paradox" is that all the gloom and doom forecasters are not only currently wrong, but have been wrong for generations.
I can honestly say that I think the world would be a better place if everyone read this book.
I reread this book because I ran across an excellent essay the author wrote about athletes praising God for their performances & I recollected that the book was OK but now 12 years... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Gary M. Hetrick
Really provides a lot of insightful information which causes you to draw some interesting conclusions about what makes people happy! I will read it again soon.Published 10 months ago by Brian T. Groark
Life isn’t so bad. Really, it’s not! Well, at least for humanity as a whole, we’ve done some good work. Read morePublished 15 months ago by BraMaster
This guy just plain gets it. Great grasp on what truly matters in the world and what mankind really great.Published on January 4, 2013 by dude
Read this book for its helpful summary of the "happiness" literature and analysis of why "money doesn't buy happiness". Read morePublished on August 5, 2012 by Tom K.
Check out a podcasts on the book on EconTalk.
No matter how optimistic you think you are, you will more than likely find yourself feeling a little defensive and... Read more
I wish I had known about this book when I was researching and writing on economic and non-economic dimensions of the wellbeing of nations (available here [... Read morePublished on November 11, 2010 by V.H. Amavilah
Gregg Easterbrook makes a provocative argument about humanity's struggle to find happiness despite considerable improvements in living standards in recent decades. Read morePublished on March 9, 2010 by Craig Wood
There have been some excellent environmental science books written in recent years. Gregg Easterbrook has now stood on the shoulders of these authors with his brilliantly... Read morePublished on February 24, 2010 by Jay Lehr