Volcanoes are erupting in The Philippines, but on-fire Australia received some welcome rain. The Iran war cries have been called off and The Donald’s military powers are about to be hamstrung by the Senate. Meanwhile, his impeachment trial is starting, and we’re all on Twitter for a front-row seat.
Expert Roundtable: What Does Progress Look Like?
We asked 11 experts for their perspectives.
We Need A New Philosophy Of Progress
We have been naive about progress in the past, but that doesn’t mean we have to be cynical about progress in the future. Progress is not inevitable but that simply means it's up to us. Are we up for the challenge?
Why was progress so slow in the past?
An illustration of the many, overlapping, interacting flywheels of progress that generate super-exponential growth over the very long term
Faster, Please! — The Podcast #2
A conversation about the philosophy of progress with Jason Crawford, founder of The Roots of Progress.
Pages for pardons? In Bolivia, inmates can cut jail time by reading
Inmates in Bolivia's overcrowded prisons are now able to reduce their jail time by reading books in a new program influenced by one in Brazil that aims to spread literacy and give hope despite a notoriously slow judicial process.
Flywheels of progress
What causes progress? I’ve been investigating this for five years, and I still don’t have a full answer. But part of the picture is starting to come into focus.
Progress, Humanism, Agency: An intellectual core for the progress movement
I’ve said that we need a new philosophy of progress for the 21st century. This implies that the world needs, not just progress studies, but a progress movement: the advocacy of a set of ideas.
Interior Secretary Deb Haaland orders removal of derogatory terms from public land names
Haaland, an enrolled member of the Laguna Pueblo, said she is ‘proud to be in a position’ to start with a term offensive to indigenous women on 650 different places on federal land.
We need a new philosophy of progress
One that teaches people not to take the modern world for granted and holds up a positive vision of the future.
Steven Pinker: Rationality Has Made Us Richer, Kinder, and More Free
The Harvard linguist says Enlightenment reasoning and critical thinking are behind massive increases in material and moral progress.
Progress studies as a civic duty
Life is convenient, comfortable, predictable, safe, and clean. Why don't we all have a basic education of how we achieved this?