A valuable source for optimists

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13 Jan 2011

Those looking for facts to show how the world is generally improving look like having another excellent source of information. Charles Kenny’s Getting Better follows the likes of Indur Goklany, Bjorn Lomborg and Matt Ridley in showing how prosperity is benefiting humanity.

For those particularly interested in the third world his work should be especially valuable as he is a development economist. Kenny is a joint fellow at the New America Foundation and the Center for Global Development (CGD) while on leave from is permanent job as a senior World Bank economist.

Perhaps the best way to get a quick feel for his work is to listen to his interview on the Global Prosperity Wonkcast from the CCD. Kenny has also started writing a regular Optimist column for Foreign Policy magazine’s website. Back in the September / October 2010 issue of the magazine he had an article entitled “Best. Decade. Ever” .

Kenny’s website can be found here.  For previous references to his work on this website see posts of 15 January 2007, 10 July 2010 and 12 December 2010.