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Brad Plumer (if you don’t follow him on Twitter please do) over at the Wonk Blog has an excellent new post, which is essentially the bastard child of two things:

Better Angels

The strange and widespread human belief that things are getting worse deserves a name, and until someone comes up with a better one I’ll stick with “declinism” coined by David Aaronovitch in this very good Radio 4 documentary.