Wealth Creation

Superabundance

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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Getting knowledge and solving problem. Logical idea concept. Connecting last jigsaw puzzle piece.
Getting knowledge and solving problem. Logical idea concept. Connecting last jigsaw puzzle piece.

Wealth Is Knowledge

The stock-market carnage came fast and furious, wrecking GameStop -like memes and get-rich-quick crypto schemes and cracking SPACs. The ringleader, Robinhood, fueled by stimulus checks, is a good proxy for the excess. Its stock is down almost 80% from its August peak. It is a fine time to ask: What is wealth? Read More ›
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retro television with christmas hat on yellow background
retro television with christmas hat on yellow background

Visualizing Christmas Abundance

Enjoying a beautiful display has become 305.8 percent more abundant, growing at a compound annual rate of around 32.3 percent a year. If this trend continues, the 65 inch display in 2026 will cost around 16.77 hours of work. Read More ›
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Different household appliances on table in kitchen
Different household appliances on table in kitchen

Kitchen Appliance Abundance

As you prepare your dinner this evening, take a moment and thank the many kitchen appliance innovators who have given every home an extra 47.63 hours of life to enjoy. Read More ›
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Breakfast with bacon, eggs, pancakes, and toast
Breakfast with bacon, eggs, pancakes, and toast

Breakfast Bounty

When you enjoy breakfast tomorrow morning, take a moment to thank all those who have worked to make all of our breakfasts so bounteous. Read More ›
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Hot fried bacon pieces in a cast iron skillet.top view
Hot fried bacon pieces in a cast iron skillet.top view

Bacon Innovation

Without human innovation, instead of $3.68 a pound, bacon would cost $39.66. or 978 percent more. The next time you have bacon for breakfast, take a moment to smell the innovation. Read More ›
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space shuttle

Space Rides in 2041: $4.53

If space tourism can innovate as fast as computer technology, we all get to ride. Every flight yields new knowledge. Learning curves reduce costs 20 to 30 percent for each doubling of output. Read More ›