Christmas cheer – the world is becoming more peaceful

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With all the wars and murder we see on the news it often feels like the world is falling apart, but what’s happening is that news services are feeding our in-built preferences for bad news by aggregating bad news stories from the whole world, and when you look at the stats you find that the world is actually becoming more peaceful.

Slate just published a round up of those stats yesterday showing that on 10-20 year basis homicide rates, violence against women, violence against children, mass killings, and battle deaths in armed conflicts are all falling fast.

That’s good news for us all to take into the holiday season.

Thanks for reading everyone, and I hope you get some good R&R with your families.

  • Shodement

    Merry xmas And Happy New Year Nic !

  • http://www.theequitykicker.com brisbourne

    Thanks. You too.