Wealth & Poverty Review

Superabundance

Review of Superabundance on RealClearMarkets

Ronald Reagan said “There are no limits to growth and human progress when men and women are free to follow their dreams.” In Superabundance: The Story of Population Growth, Innovation, and Human Flourishing on an Infinitely Bountiful Planet the Cato Institute’s Marian Tupy and Brigham Young professor Gale Pooley make a cogent, empirically-grounded case for Reagan’s full-throated optimism. Read More ›
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A homeless encampment on the side of a road
A homeless encampment on the side of a road

‘Housing First’ Caused the Homelessness Catastrophe

How did the United States end up in such a filthy state? Blame ideologically driven public policies, most particularly, “Housing First,” a fine-sounding—but ultimately dysfunction-inducing—approach that thwarts ending our homelessness catastrophe. Read More ›
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Cropped image of a young african sportsman
Cropped image of a young african sportsman

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

Our economic lives improve if we are free to continuously add knowledge to our planet’s atoms. Knowledge makes atoms more valuable and more abundant at the same time. To better understand our world, we need to focus on the growth of knowledge instead of the aging of our bodies. We face limits to our mortality, but not limits to the growth in value-creating knowledge. Read More ›
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Superabundance in the Washington Times

Escaping grinding deprivation has been the aspiration of humanity since the dawn of time. Now that many of the planet’s peoples are blessed with sufficient means of survival — and some with plenty — a trendy narrative threatens to turn the dream into a nightmare. Read More ›
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Superabundance Day

Discovery Institute Senior Fellow Gale Pooley's new book "Superabundance" is officially released today. It tells the story of population growth, innovation, and human flourishing on an infinitely bountiful planet. Read More ›
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Sand running through the bulbs of an hourglass measuring the passing time in a countdown to a deadline with copy space.
Sand running through the bulbs of an hourglass measuring the passing time in a countdown to a deadline with copy space.

The Greatest Inequality in America

Your perspective will determine what you see. If you compare yourself to someone today, you will always be a loser because it is easy to find people that are better off than you. If you compare yourself to people who lived in the past, you will always be a winner. Read More ›
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Refrigerator With Fruits And Vegetables
Refrigerator With Fruits And Vegetables

Refrigerator Abundance

The next time you open your refrigerator to enjoy a cool beverage or a frozen dessert, thank all of our fellow human beings who work to discover and create little bits of knowledge each day that show up in the innovation abundance all around us. Read More ›
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Printing money  - 100 dollar bills
Printing money - 100 dollar bills

What Is “M2,” And Why Should We Care About It?

Of the various “monetary aggregates” (at one point, I think over thirteen were identified), “M2” is perhaps the most commonly referenced. It is supposedly important. But why? To answer that, we have to first figure out what it is. Read More ›
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Are We Running Out?

The quantity of things is important, but it’s the value of things that count. And value can change as fast as people can change their minds. Read More ›
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U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. -- Tesla Inc. Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk speaks with Lt. Gen. Richard Clark, Superintendent of the U.S. Air Force Academy, during the Ira C. Eaker Distinguished Speaker Presentation in the Academy's Arnold Hall on April 7, 2022 in Colorado Springs, Colo. (U.S. Air Force photo by Trevor cokley)

Elon Musk’s Learning Curves

Musk is growing car and rocket knowledge every day. If he really wants to advance humanity let’s hope he can turn to generating green clean electricity knowledge next. Read More ›