Factfulness-Ten Reasons We're Wrong about the World - and why things are better than you think
When I read that Bill Gates said that this is one of his two favorite books, I thought I should read it. The books premise is that compared to not very long in the past, the health, wealth, and education and living conditions for 80% of the world's population has improved dramatically. Journalists, however, appeal to our "dramatic instinct". They know that people would rather hear stories about extreme poverty and billionaires. Stories about the vast majority of people slowly dragging themselves toward better lives do not make news.
Read this book and you will have a more optimistic view about the future of our planet.