The Next Fifty Years: Optimistic or Pessimistic?
By Bruce Yandle
This article appeared in the Summer 2020 issue of The Independent Review.
An informal survey of friends, family members, and acquaintances of colleagues found feelings of optimism dominating pessimism by a wide margin. While some of the optimists expressed reservations involving moral decline, the unalloyed pessimists were concerned mainly about environmental degradation and the lack of leadership for dealing with the problem.
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