It’s common to think that the hardliners among us are causing the world to fall apart. Turn on CNN and you’d think Republicans are destroying the world with war and global warming. They always label us as angry, and that’s true - at least I’m angry about the problems both domestic and abroad and we need to be angry enough to fight for change. Gates makes that argument too and points out how much better life is and how much better things will become because we’re willing to fight.
Lower child mortality - thank you pharma and the free markets that let a lot of angry people fight for better treatments.
Fewer dictatorships that have the ability to strangle contradictory and correct information - thank you DARPA and the internet.
Better and more robust food supplies - thank you American farmers and the markets that move the world’s waistbelts.