[Marxism] Progress and its Discontents | New Internationalist

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Wed Aug 7 06:55:23 MDT 2019

The world has never been better. From global poverty to inequality 
between nations, all the indicators are showing progress. This is a 
comforting narrative – popularized by the likes of Bill Gates and Steven 
Pinker. But is it true? Jason Hickel examines the rise of this so-called 
‘New Optimism’ and finds a ‘battle cry for the status quo’.


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