A. Barton Hinkle Says: Cheer Up—Things Are Getting Better

Can you guess which "ism" is making that happen?

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“Pessimism,” according to John Kenneth Galbraith, “is the mark of a superior intellect.” Many pessimists would no doubt agree. And yet, if another mark of a serious intellect is attention to facts, then Galbraith is wrong, and so are the pessimists. A. Barton Hinkle goes through a slew of facts that give us great reason for optimism.

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