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The Rational Optimist: How Prosperity Evolves

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Ask HN: What book impacted your life the most and how?

binalpatel: It helped me realize (along with other things), that no, the world isn't getting worse. Things are much better than they've ever been for most people, and they're only getting better, faster.

Ask HN: Which books do you wish you'd read earlier in life?

schizoidboy: Debatable but opened up a new perspective for me.

Ask HN: What books changed the way you think about almost everything?

davnicwil: Presents a compelling case for being optimistic that economic growth really will keep making the world continually better on average, and in particular explores the reasons why the contrary position is often so prevalent in the media, popular opinion etc. ...