According to these optimists the world is improving

http://www.businessinsider.com/charts-that-will-restore-your-faith-in-humanity-2013-5

According to these realists/pessimists/glass-is-half-empty-type-of-people, the world still sucks:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2013/05/24/these-31-charts-will-destroy-your-faith-in-humanity/

According to some, the important and depressing graph missing is number 32 – beer prices across Europe on the rise. That is, unless you live in Ireland, of course, then, based on chart 32, life has been looking increasingly optimistic since 2010.

Chart 32

https://i1.wp.com/www.edmundconway.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/beerprices.jpg
courtesy: via edmundconway.com from Eurostat