We have reason to be optimistic. I liked the chart by Mark J. Perry because it has the effect of silencing the implacable voice of social justice progressives. Or, maybe I hope for too much.
World population more than doubled over the last 50 years, and yet real food prices today are ~15% below 1961 levels pic.twitter.com/Q9MxZNChrV
— Mark J. Perry (@Mark_J_Perry) June 2, 2016
On Social Justice, give this a read from Robert Wenzel:
The great Nobel prize winner F.A. Hayek wrote in Law, Legislation and Liberty, Volume 2: The Mirage of Social Justice:
It is not only by encouraging malevolent and harmful prejudices that the cult of ‘social justice’ tends to destroy genuine moral feelings. It also comes, particularly in its more egalitarian forms, into constant conflict with some of the basic moral principles on which any community of free men must rest. This becomes evident when we reflect that the demand that we should equally esteem all our fellow men is irreconcilable with the fact that our whole moral code rests on the approval or disapproval of the conduct of others; and that’s similarly the traditional postulate that each capable adult is primarily responsible for his own and his dependents’ welfare, meaning that he must not through his own fault become a charge to his friends or fellows, is incompatible with the idea that ‘society’ or government owes each person an appropriate income.