"You see things, and you say 'Why?' But I dream things that never were, and I say 'Why not?'"
- George Bernard Shaw
The Book
The Glass Half-Empty

My first book (and hopefully not the last), The Glass Half-Empty: Debunking the Myth of Progress in the Twenty-First Century is a fact-filled debunking of the myth of progress as promoted by people like Steven Pinker, Johan Norberg, and Matt Ridley. If you're not convinced that the world is getting better and better as centrists and libertarians would like you to think, this book is for you.

The Blog
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A cynical thinking blog covering politics, economics, and other random subjects. If you've read the book, you'll love the blog and if you love the blog you'll love the book even more.

The Data
Data and Presentations

All the data used for the charts and tables in my book, The Glass Half-Empty, as well some of the many presentations I've done over the years, mostly on Mexico and Latin America.

The Author
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A short and somewhat humorous biography of the author of this website, book, and blog.