Stephen Moore

President, Club for Growth

WHEN: Wednesday, June 6, 2001

TOPIC: His new book: "It's Getting Better All the Time: 100 Greatest Trends of the last 100 Years."


Moore served as Senior Economist at the Joint Economic Committee under Chairman Dick Armey and was an architect of Armey's flat tax proposal. He is currently a contributing editor to the National Review, serves on the economic board of advisors for Time magazine, and is a regular contributor to The Wall Street Journal, Human Events and Reader's Digest. He also has appeared on many television news programs and has authored several other books.

Mr. Moore will talk about his new book, It's Getting Better All the Time: 100 Greatest Trends of the Last 100 Years. Moore and his co-author, Julian Lincoln Simon, write "There has been more improvement in the human condition in the past 100 years than in all previous centuries combined since man first appeared on the earth. This is the best time on earth to have ever lived."

The book documents how almost every indicator of health, environment quality, safety, welfare and social conditions reveals great progress over the past 100 years. A few of the observations include the following: accidental deaths have dropped 61 percent despite all the additional cars and airplanes and the millions of people using them; the workweek is 30 percent shorter; four times as many adults are getting their high school degrees and six times as many women have earned bachelor's degrees; manufacturing wages are four times higher; household assets are seven times greater; and air pollution emissions fell by at least 50 percent relative to economic output.

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