Well-Being in the World | Paul Stoller

February 5, 2015 5:09 PM

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On these dark and dreary February days the news has been hard to stomach. The brutality of videotaped ISIS executions has been gut wrenching. In the Ukraine there's no end in sight for a desolate war. In the US the ongoing distrust of medicine (the vaccination controversies), and climate science (human instigated climate change is a hoax) is dispiriting, especially as we hear more and more dire predictions about our bleak environmental future. In the social arena, income inequality continues to increase.

It is increasingly clear that our social and political ignorance is pushing us closer and closer to despoiling our planet. Chances are that we will bequeath to our children and grandchildren a hellish world of droughts, floods, super storms, epidemics and massive social dislocation.

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