Nicholas Kristof on good news in a bad world; Steve Lopez on aging

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The COVID-19 pandemic was “definitely a setback,” initially creating economic chaos and feeding what Kristof calls “our cognitive bias toward bad news.” He says that’s made things appear “much worse than they really are,” but that there’s still good news if you set out to find it. Photo from Shutterstock

Despite war and pandemic, New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof finds good news in a “stunning” decline of worldwide poverty and “extraordinary” improvements in child mortality. Los Angeles Times columnist Steve Lopez examines retirement options for an aging population as he finds himself getting older.



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