‘We’ve never had it so good’ – how does the world today compare to 1957? | University of Oxford

‘We’ve never had it so good’ – how does the world today compare to 1957?

Professor Brian Nolan, Dr Max Roser, Dr Anders Sandberg, Professor Robert Walker
17:00 - 18:30
Oxford Martin School
34 Broad Street
Oxford
Oxfordshire
OX1 3BD

Lecture Theatre

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During a speech in 1957, Prime Minister Harold MacMillan declared "our people have never had it so good”. Now, more than half a century later, are we fundamentally any better off? Through discussion of technological advances, social changes, political reforms, and economic shocks and recessions, this panel will seek to question whether the world we currently live in is indeed a better place than it was in the 1950s.