Porsches in China. Prostitution (and other illicit stuff) in Baghdad. I place both in the good news file. The first story would have seemed insane for most of the latter 20th century. The latter would have surprised those who had written off Iraq.
"Success" is overused and hard to define. But the idea of normalcy should include Porsches and vices. Getting to a semblance of normalcy is not bad.