Book Review/Summary: “Ten Global Trends Every Smart Person Should Know” by Ronald Bailey and Marian Tupy

This post will review/summarise a new book on progress that was recently released, “Ten Global Trends Every Smart Person Should Know” by Ronald Bailey and Marian Tupy. It is a nice coffee table book and a really short but interesting quick read. They begin the book with an interesting poll conducted by YouGov in 2016Continue reading “Book Review/Summary: “Ten Global Trends Every Smart Person Should Know” by Ronald Bailey and Marian Tupy”

Policies for Progress: Patent Buyouts

Recently I had a conversation with a reader/supporter of the blog. One of the things we talked about was a great 1998 paper, “Patent Buyouts: A Mechanism for Encouraging Innovation.” by Michael Kremer, who won the Nobel Prize in economics in 2019, together with Esther Duflo and Abhijit Banerjee. Like the policy I wrote aboutContinue reading “Policies for Progress: Patent Buyouts”

Progress Studies Assorted Links 1

I plan to send out a list of assorted links, which will signpost interesting things that I have come across recently that relate to Progress Studies. Also, quick update before the links. I’m writing a post on how AI may impact the labour market. This will be out in the next ten days (I’m inContinue reading “Progress Studies Assorted Links 1”

Online Progress Studies Reading Group

I’ve recently began to organise a virtual Progress Studies reading group. We’re still in the early stages of launching it (organising the reading agenda and a time that suits everyone). Everyone is welcome to attend. A few details: The format we’re going for is that one person every week is selected to summarise the designatedContinue reading “Online Progress Studies Reading Group”