Human progress stumbles on, pandemic or no pandemic | Curio
News and insights read out for you.
10,000+ audio articles. 50+ world-leading publications.

All in 1 subscription.

Financial Times logo

Human progress stumbles on, pandemic or no pandemic

7 mins | Jan 7, 2022
story image
Do we have reasons to be cheerful in 2022? Even during a health emergency, the capitalist system delivered enough growth to lift people out of poverty. But it's not all good news. Robin Harding looks back on the pandemic, examining the progression of human prosperity and the deterioration of peace, environmental stability and liberal democracy.
Get unlimited access free for 7 days, then $6.67/month (billed annually)
Get started