This diagram is in a presentation by Tony Blair about Britain. So who knows if the sources are chosen conveniently. But, providing the stats aren’t shonky in some way it makes a telling point. Similar points could be made about job security and no doubt other social phenomena which we think are getting worse and are much worse than they are.
Readers may be relieved to know that Mr Blair says that he is of the opinion that Britain “is well-placed to grasp the opportunities and meet the challenges of the coming decades”.
(I keep wanting a politician to go to the election with the slogan “Now is the time for complacency” – but I digress.)