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There’s no question that 2020 has been a tough year. We're grappling with a global pandemic. A deep recession. Fresh reminders of racial injustice. But today — without minimizing the justifiable pain that 2020 has brought to so many people — we wanted to explore another way of seeing things. We talk with psychologist Steven Pinker about why it's so hard to see things that are going well in the world. 

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Chanaka Hettige

Reminds me of news outputs immidiately after the end of Terrorism in Sri Lankan back in 2009. People were concerned about why rape and other crimes have risen in the country while in actuality, it's only that news was focused on the bigger flair, the war, while it was ongoing. And afterwards, given that their main flair is gone, the next option to highlight was crimes and that shifted people's mindset.

Oct 16th
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G Grewal

awesome

Oct 14th
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Kurben Nnm

no one can live on $1.90 a day. that calculation for extreme poverty is so wrong. Doesn't adjust for purchasing power in different regions. That is lying with statistics and they are doing it right now at now with that IMF data

Oct 14th
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