DiscoverThe TED InterviewSteven Pinker argues that our pessimism about today's world is profoundly wrong
Steven Pinker argues that our pessimism about today's world is profoundly wrong

Steven Pinker argues that our pessimism about today's world is profoundly wrong

Update: 2018-11-1337
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Was 2017 really the "the worst ever," as some would have us believe? Cognitive psychologist and linguist Steven Pinker shares data that shows: actually, it was one of the best overall. At TED2018, Chris sat down with Steven to take a closer look at the data that suggest the world is improving, and to unpack why so many people find this idea so challenging. To find out more about TED, please visit TED.com.

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Paresh Khushal

Superb podcasts - I have heard many panels and interviews, and these interviews conducted by Chris are hard to beat. He pushes and challenges his guest like no one else to really get to the bottom of the central ideas. Please keep these coming - I feel brainier after each one!

Jun 24th
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Steven Pinker argues that our pessimism about today's world is profoundly wrong

Steven Pinker argues that our pessimism about today's world is profoundly wrong

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