In this episode, we talk with Jason Crawford about progress. What it is, what it isn’t, and how do we accelerate it? Jason is the author of The Roots of Progress, a website about the history of technology and industry, and the philosophy of progress.
Economic growth since the industrial revolution.
Peter Thiel on tech stagnation.
A few books we mentioned:
Steven Pinker’s book Enlightenment Now.
Deirdre McCloskey’s book Bourgeoise Equality.
Ross Douthat’s Decadent Society.
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