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Ignore the headlines - the world is getting better (Beme News/CNN)

September 6, 2018

Life expectancy is up. Crime is down. More people are literate than ever before. Less people are in extreme poverty. In short – the world is getting better. But, the news media tells a much bleaker story. Is negativity the media’s real bias, and has it distorted our view of the world?

Charles Kenny’s insight is discussed by Beme News host, Lou Foglia, on the show.

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Director of Technology and Development and Senior Fellow