In 2000, a Haitan American man named Patrick Dorismond was standing outside a bar in midtown Manhattan. A plainsclothes cop walked up to him and asked him where he could buy crack.
“What are you doing asking me for that shit?” Dorimsond asked.
Everything is wonderful but nobody’s happy.
Why is that?
As everyone from capitalism apologists to Enlightenment defenders (i.e. Pinker) constantly repeat, our lives are healthier, wealthier and generally better than ever before.