Getting better all the time

"Ours is the most dynamic era in human history. The benefits of four centuries of technological and organizational change are at last reaching a previously excluded global majority. This transformation will create large-scale opportunities in richer counties like the United States just as it has in poorer countries now in the ascent.

"Overcome outdated narratives of fear and grasp the powerful momentum of progress in our lifetimes. The prevailing world depression, the enormous anomaly of unemployment in a world full of wants, the disastrous mistakes we have made, blind us to what is going on under the surface—to the true interpretation of the trend of things."

John Maynard Keynes, The Economic Possibilities of our Grandchildren (Quoted in Philip Auerswald's The Coming Prosperity)