40th Anniversary Sponsor e-Briefing Series: What Is the State of Global Freedom and Human Well-Being?

September 14, 2017

What is the state of human freedom and progress around the world? If human well-being is getting better, why do so many people remain pessimistic?

Evidence from academic institutions and international organizations shows dramatic improvements in human well-being. These improvements are especially striking in the developing world. Unfortunately, there is often a wide gap between the reality and public perception of human well-being. To make matters worse, the media emphasizes bad news, while ignoring many positive long-term trends.

We think freedom is a big part of the story. Because freedom is inherently valuable and plays a role in human and economic progress, it is worth carefully tracking. Join Cato scholars to analyze the evolution of global freedom since the Institute’s founding 40 years ago and explore the prospects for the next 40 years of expanding human freedom.

The 40th Anniversary e-Briefing Series offers Cato Sponsors a special opportunity to engage with Cato’s leadership and scholars as the Institute commemorates this milestone while also examining the future of liberty and achieving our mission of creating a free society.

Forty years ago, the Cato Institute opened its doors as a new public policy research organization dedicated to liberty. Today, through our independent, nonpartisan research, worldwide events, vast online resources, and media outreach, Cato engages millions on the timeless principles of individual liberty, limited government, free markets, and peace. Cato’s success is a testament to our Sponsors’ commitment to the Institute and our work. Thank you for your continued support.

Send any questions, comments, or other feedback to Harrison Moar at hmoar [at] cato.org.

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