Feeling like everything has gone to $%#!? Worried about the future? This is excellent medicine. Pinker takes an analytical approach using data to show that quality of life, wealth, safety, peace, knowledge, and happiness are on the up across the globe!
I would read Thinking Fast and Slow first. It will help with understanding various biases.
There are a LOT of notes. I might try to trim them down by removing some of the stuff that only I would note. There are lots of history and economic history bits.