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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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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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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 ›