We are running this event for attendees from Asia/Oceania time zone. We are hosting a separate discussion for Europe/Americas at 6 pm UTC.
Along many crucial metrics, the world is — for all its devastating challenges — becoming a much better place. A person born into the world today has a longer, richer life ahead of them than at any time in history. But most people don't feel that the world is getting better. The news highlights what is going wrong, rarely mentioning any positive development.
We encourage you to read one of the following posts as a preparation for the discussion:
- The world is getting better. That doesn’t mean it’s good enough (VOX)
- Is the world getting worse or better? (Giving What We Can)
- The world is awful. The world is much better. The world can be much better (Our World In Data)
This is a beginner-friendly event, so feel free to join even if you haven't interacted much with EA!