Gregg Easterbrook, “The American Standard of Living”, Econtalk, 2007/03/05

Although we in the first world are privileged, we often don’t feel as though we’re as well off as we could be.

Author Gregg Easterbrook talks about the ideas in his latest book, The Progress Paradox: How Life Gets Better While People Feel Worse. How has life changed in America over the last century? Is the average person getting ahead or are the rich taking all the gains? Easterbrook argues that life is better for the average American in almost every dimension. The paradox is that despite those gains, we don’t seem much happier.

Easterbrook on the American Standard of Living, EconTalk Permanent Podcast Link: Library of Economics and Liberty

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