Julian Simon

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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 Gets an A in Econ. Janet Yellen Gets a D-

Elon Musk and Julian Simon are right. Janet Yellen and Thanos are wrong. More human beings create much more wealth for all of us to enjoy, if given the freedom to innovate by learning and discovering new valuable knowledge to share in free markets. Invest in people. We pay the highest dividends. 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 ›
Marian Tupy and Gale Pooley on Human Progress Podcast
Marian Tupy and Gale Pooley on Human Progress Podcast

Gale Pooley Discusses The Simon Abundance Index on The Human Progress Podcast

Gale Pooley joined his colleague Marian Tupy to give an annual update on their Simon Abundance Index. Named after University of Maryland economist Julian Simon, the Simon Abundance Index measures the change in abundance of resources over a period of time. Read More ›