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Green corn field with corn cobs close up.
Green corn field with corn cobs close up.

Healing Peter’s Pessimism

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! Read More ›
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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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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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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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Factory Interior. Date: 18th century
Factory Interior. Date: 18th century

Work Less, Earn More, Live Longer

In 1856 men in the U.K. had a life expectancy of around 58 years, or 502,860 life hours. According to a study by Professors Jesse Ausubel and Arnulf Grübler, over the course of their lives, these men typically spent around 30 percent of their time, or 149,700 hours working. Read More ›
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Man using cordless drill
Man using cordless drill

Cordless Drills on Sale: Buy One, Get 41.8 Free

Technically speaking, the first “cordless” drill was called a bit and brace drill invented hundreds of years ago. You can still buy one of these classics at Amazon for around $57. Read More ›