No, this setting is ridiculously Utopian.
As I said once, this is what happens when people read the Mary Suetopia and Sugar Bowl pages on TV Tropes, and then say to themselves, “This is right, this is true, this is beautiful. This is how the universe ought to work.” Then set out to, with hard work and rational thinking, make it so – at least locally, with global ambitions.
Why? Because I’ve read too many bloody depressing books in which People are Terrible and Everything Sucks More In The Future. I wanted to write something where the forces of progress, liberty, harmony, and awesome people being awesome are, if not victorious, very much in the ascendant.