Bill Gates loves to read, and he often shares his favorite recent books.
On Friday, the Microsoft co-founder revealed that a new book has made its way to the top of his favorites-of-all-time list.
Gates dubbed "Enlightenment Now" by cognitive psychologist Steven Pinker his new fave.
In "Enlightenment Now," Pinker "(tracks) violence throughout history and applies it to 15 different measures of progress (like quality of life, knowledge, and safety)," Gates writes.
"The result is a holistic picture of how and why the world is getting better."
So why don't we hear as much about the improvements in the world as we do about the terrible events?