27: Progress with Jason Crawford

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Will Jarvis

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.

Show notes:

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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