Why Optimism Is Not Naive Right Now

9781610397414If you only have a minute, this will do, courtesy of Kirkus Review (read the remaining couple paragraphs of that review by clicking on the book cover to the left):

Cheer up, world: we’re killing each other less, except in our cars, and living in a boom. Thus this contrarian pep talk by longtime Atlantic contributor Easterbrook (The Game’s Not Over: In Defense of Football, 2015, etc.).

Optimism is out of style, but by the author’s account, it shouldn’t be. When Donald Trump came into office, the unemployment rate was low enough that the number “would have caused economists of the 1970s to fall to their knees and kiss the ground.”…

But in less than half an hour you can get the author’s spoken digest of the book here:


And if that interests you, and you want more but not the whole book, try this, courtesy of Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs:

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