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The author of Bill Gates’ favorite book suggests 9 big reasons the world is getting better

In a new TED Talk, Harvard professor Steven Pinker analyzes encouraging data on homicide, war, poverty, pollution, and more. Bill Gates has called Pinker's latest work, "Enlightenment Now," his "favorite book of all time."
Bill Gates, Co-Chair of Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, gestures as he speaks during the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland January 25, 2018.

Bill Gates reads 50 books a year and says this is his all-time favorite — here are his top highlights

Average IQ scores are steadily increasing, technology has reduced the burden of household chores for women, and war is largely a thing of the past.
These books made an impact on Gates' worldview. Bill Gates pictured.

Bill Gates says his two favorite books from 2018 ‘explain that the world is getting better’

Bill Gates' favorite books of 2018 (so far) are "Enlightenment Now" by Steven Pinker and "Factfulness" by Hans Rosling, Anna Rosling Ronnlund, and Ola Roslin.

Bill Gates has a new favorite book — and he says everyone should read it

Bill Gates has a new favorite book, "Enlightenment Now" by Steven Pinker. It's a comprehensive look at the ways the world has gotten better.

10 popular grammar myths debunked by a Harvard linguist

Harvard's Steven Pinker sets the record straight.