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Visualizing Global Resource Abundance

Think pizzas. Personal resource abundance is the size of the slice. Global resource abundance is the size of the pie. Global resource abundance is the product of the size of the slice multiplied by the size of the population. Read More ›
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Top down view of claw hammer and rusty nails on a plain wooden background
Top down view of claw hammer and rusty nails on a plain wooden background

Nailing Innovation

Professor Daniel Sichel from Emory Riddle University has published an interesting paper on nails. He found that before the Industrial Revolution, it took about a minute for a skilled blacksmith or nailsmith to produce one hand-forged nail. Today, a worker can produce 3,500 nails per minute. Read More ›
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Green corn field with corn cobs close up.
Green corn field with corn cobs close up.

Cornpreneurs Save Us From Davos Elites

You may want to try a worm with your next meal, but there is no reason to think we are running out of corn or the land to grow the food for making appetizing steaks, wings, and chops. 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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DNA molecule in glass tube in hand of scientist
DNA molecule in glass tube in hand of scientist

The Fastest Learning Curve in History

In 1990 a goal was set to map the entire three-billion-letter human genome. The U.S. government spent $3.8 billion to fund the project in general with a fraction going towards the human genome sequencing. Read More ›
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Panorama view aerial view new development neighborhood in Cedar Hill, Texas, USA in morning fall with colorful leaves. A city in Dallas and Ellis counties located 16 miles southwest of downtown
Panorama view aerial view new development neighborhood in Cedar Hill, Texas, USA in morning fall with colorful leaves. A city in Dallas and Ellis counties located 16 miles southwest of downtown

Population Growth and Resource Abundance

Are resources becoming more or less abundant? To answer this question we analyzed the change in the time prices of 50 basic commodities from 1980 to 2020. Recall that 1980 was the year Julian Simon and Paul Ehrlich entered into their famous 10-year $1,000 bet on the price of five metals. Read More ›
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Are We Running Out? No

From 1980 to 2020, every one percent increase in population corresponded to a four percent increase in personal resource abundance and an eight percent increase in global resource abundance. Read More ›
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Incandescent light bulb hangs in the dark room
Incandescent light bulb hangs in the dark room

Light Has Burst Forth in Astonishing Abundance

Since 1830 global light abundance has increased by 43,874,900 percent. Every one percent increase in population corresponded to a 79,773 percent increase in global light abundance. Read More ›