“Enlightenment Now” by Steven Pinker
- Knowledge: Agricultural and economic advances provided a burst of energy this surge allowed a reorientation of their properties from short-term survival to long-term harmony. The availability of energy beyond the minimum need for survival gave more of them the luxury to think and talk.
- News is about things that happen, not things that don’t happen. Availability error..how to appraise the state of the world? Is to count.