But these problems are not insurmountable - as Steven Pinker argues in The Better Angels of Our Nature, despite what it looks like, war is actually on the decline.
Better still, Piers Morgan is slowly fading into obscurity too, having fallen from a prime time chat show in America to picking pathetic fights with people on Twitter.
If this trend continues, his career could be completely eradicated in our lifetimes.
While everything else is getting better, inequality is actually increasing according to many metrics.
Not wealth inequality - that problem is far too hard and I m a few economics PhDs shy of being able to figure that out.
But happiness inequality - specifically regarding today, February 14th.