Steven Pinker thinks people today are living longer, healthier, and happier lives than ever before

Steven Pinker thinks people today are living longer, healthier, and happier lives than ever before

Steven Pinker says infant mortality rate (IMR) is declining and this progress has not just been achieved in rich countries. It’s happening in the developing world as well. For the world, and for both less developed countries (LDCs) and more developed countries (MDCs), IMR declined significantly between 1960 and 2001. For example, in Ethiopia, as late as 1980, almost a quarter of the children died before their fifth birthday. Today, fewer than 6% die, which is still far too many, but the numbers continue to fall. Image: Max Pixel

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