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- only poisoning has gone the other way because of opioids epidemic.
Most of these gains happened 1940-1980, when modern liberalism or the "Great Consensus" ruled. Under neo-liberalism, life expectancy actually declined for the 3rd year in a row.
Well I think some of these trends started long before that. And continue to today. I think this is hard to contest. But indeed history has super-cycles of growth and progress. They are usually followed by dark ages. Light is brightest just before sunset.
It'll be a helluva long time before we exhaust Moon and Mars