Mankind has come a long way since the caves of our prehistoric ancestors. What has made “the ascent of man” (in the words of Jacob Bronowski) possible? How do we keep it going?
For some answers, check out our discussion with Jason Crawford, author of The Roots of Progress and the creator of Progress Studies for Young Scholars. Learn more about Crawford’s work at RootsOfProgress.org.
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Also check out:
Progress Studies for Aspiring Young Scholars: https://progressstudies.school
“We Need a New Science of Progress” by Patrick Collison and Tyler Cowen: https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2019/07/we-need-new-science-progress/594946/
A Culture of Growth: The Origins of the Modern Economy by Joel Mokyr : https://amzn.to/2Cz2XES
“Progress Isn’t Natural” by Joel Mokyr: https://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2016/11/progress-isnt-natural-mokyr/507740/
The Alchemy of Air by Thomas Hager: https://amzn.to/30efNAh