It’s 2019, and it’s possible to argue that all of these things are true.
The United States has a TV personality as a president (American democracy is dying)
Britain is imploding under a misguided sense of nationalism (British democracy is dying)
The media that holds governments and public figures to account is faltering under an obsolete business model (Democracy dies in darkness)
The rise in zero hours contracts has allowed big corporations to maximise profits at the expense of their staff’s physical and mental wellbeing (Uncertainty and anxiety reign)
At point we trusted banks, churches, lawyers and medics but we now don’t know who to trust (We are all alone)
We are living in the midst of the one of the largest mass extinctions in the history of the planet (And worse, humans are the primary cause)
It’s possible also to argue that all these things are true.
Since 1900, average world life expectancy has gone from 31 to 71
In 1990, the UN set target of halving extreme poverty rates globally in 25 years. That was achieved in 2010, five years ahead of target
Over the last 65 years the global literacy rate has more than doubled – from 42% in 1960 to 86% in 2015 (in real people terms, that’s an increase of 500%, from 1.26bn people who were literate in 1960 to 6.3bn in 2015)
It is possible to conduct business with anyone, anywhere in the world, in real time for the price of a computer and an Internet connection (Some people don’t even need the computer)
The Internet also allows friendships to blossom and communities to grow between people who might never have found each other previously
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