It won’t look like it generally – notably in 2022, yr of the so-called ‘permacrisis’ – however the world has principally turn into a greater place to stay in over the last 11 years.
That’s in keeping with the most recent Social Progress Index, printed final month. Every year, it assesses life in 169 international locations, giving annual scores for nations and the world as an entire. Regardless of the excellent news, the index confirmed progress was uneven and slowing.
The UK, for example, was recognized as one among 4 international locations in a “social progress recession”. The others had been Syria, Venezuela and Libya.
Mercifully, a separate research discovered that regardless of makes an attempt by some to divide the UK, a tolerant centre floor prevails. It reported a “stunning and reassuring sense” of unity amongst Britons, even on supposedly divisive points equivalent to race and identification. A report by the Nationwide Centre for Social Analysis reached an analogous conclusion.
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