Odd way to find a book - I saw a graph on Reddit that was interesting and learned it was from this book. The premise is that were a lot better off (the world, that is) than most people think. Global poverty, crime, inequality is way down. But when presented a set of questions on various topics, audiences regularly missed almost all of them, regardless of their own social class or level of education. The book explained the statistics behind many of the topics and left the reader hopeful, rather than pessimistic about the future.