Center on Wealth & Poverty

The Mission of Discovery Institute’s Center on Wealth & Poverty is to apply the perennial truths of economics and ethics to the urgent challenges of today. We are building a sustained argument against the progressive ideological regime that increasingly dominates America’s institutions and rebuilding the foundation of the nation’s first principles: freedom, equality, charity, and the pursuit of happiness for all. Read more.


Healing Peter’s Pessimism

Take Elon Musk’s advice and “look at the numbers”
While it is easy to be pessimistic if you compare today to utopia, a much better perspective is to look at yesterday and see how far we’ve come in our journey to lift everyone from poverty. We’re experiencing growth in material abundance, time abundance, and choice abundance. Welcome to Superabundance!

Review of Superabundance on RealClearMarkets


‘Housing First’ Caused the Homelessness Catastrophe


A Tale of Two Curves: Physical Life vs. Economic Life


Superabundance in the Washington Times


Superabundance Day


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