Globally there are fewer people in extreme poverty now than for a very long time, when the total population was a fraction of what it is now and certainly on a percentage basis less than ever. Now if one looks this up one can quibble on what defines extreme poverty but the basic point is sound.
Actually fewer people are under the threat of extreme violence or virtual slavery than perhaps ever, as a percent of all people.
I am the furthest thing from a Pollyanna one can imagine but let's get a grip. I live in a place that to my eyes just came out of the recession that started in 1973.