- Author : Rodrigo Aguilera
- Publisher : Watkins Media Limited
- Release : 10 March 2020
- ISBN : 9781912248810
- Page : 377 pages
- Rating : 4.5/5 from 103 voters
Get a book entitled The Glass Half Empty, was written by Rodrigo Aguilera and published by Watkins Media Limited. This book was released on 10 March 2020 with total pages 377. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Despite the doom and gloom of financial crises, global terrorism, climate collapse, and the rise of the far-right, a number of leading intellectuals (Steven Pinker, Hans Rosling, Johan Norberg, and Matt Ridley, among others) have been arguing in recent years that the world is getting better and better. But this “progress narrative” is little more than a very conservative defence of the capitalist status quo. At a time when liberal democracy appears incapable of stemming the tide of the far-right populism, and when laissez-faire capitalism is ill-equipped to deal with socio-economic problems like climate change, inequality, and the future of wok, the real advocates of progress are those willing to challenge these established paradigms. The Glass Half-Empty argues that, without criticising the systems of capitalism, the changes needed to make a better world will always fall short of our expectations. The "progress narrative" needs to be challenged before we stumble into a potentially catastrophic future, despite having the means to build a truly better world.