“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.
from Hit & Run http://reason.com/blog/2013/11/11/a-barton-hinkle-says-cheer-up-things-are