"Around the globe, household wealth, longevity and education are on the rise, while violent crime and extreme poverty are down. In the U.S., life expectancy is higher than ever, our air is the cleanest it's been in a decade, and despite a slight uptick last year, violent crime has been trending down since 1991. As reported in The Atlantic, 2015 was 'the best year in history for the average human being.'
"So how is it possible to be living in the safest time in human history, yet at the exact same time to be so scared?"
Neil Strauss in Rolling Stone explores contemporary fearmongering.