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Sunday, February 9, 2014

The World Is Not Getting Worse and Worse

 I will be expanding this list of good news about the world we live in.
  • "Between 1993 and 2010, domestic violence among adult women in the United States has gone down by 64%." Ester Soler. http://www.ted.com/talks/esta_soler_how_we_turned_the_tide_on_domestic_violence_hint_the_polaroid_helped.html 01:45
  • "Cigarette smoking has continued to decline among adults, from 42 percent in 1965 to 18 percent in 2012." http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/surgeon-general-report-links-more-diseases-health-problems-to-smoking-tobacco/2014/01/16/c0552c90-7eb5-11e3-95c6-0a7aa80874bc_story.html
  • "The abortion rate among American women declined to its lowest level in more than three decades in 2011, according to a new report released Monday that is widely considered the country’s most definitive examination of abortion trends." http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/03/us/abortions-declining-in-us-study-finds.html?_r=0

2 comments:

Wes Ashworth said...

Thanks Tom, In my 20's I read a quote basically accusing the youth of laziness and extolling the dire future of the country. It was signed Ben Franklin. I've never looked at the future with pessimism since.

Thomas Gail Haws said...

Funny! Thanks.

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