In July 2019, Tyler Cowen and I wrote a piece for the Atlantic entitled We Need a New Science of Progress. (It was in some ways a sequel to an earlier article that Michael Nielsen and I wrote together.) I'm collecting some of the responses to it below.
If you'd like to get involved, Dev Chhatbar created a Twitter list of interesting progress-related accounts, and Jasmine Wang created a Slack community.
- A number of individuals started Works in Progress, a very good new online magazine.
- Matt Clancy started a Progress Studies-oriented Substack.
- A good talk and Q&A from Jason Crawford.
- A Progress Studies framework — Jasmine Wang.
- Progress Studies: Some Initial Thoughts — Will Rinehart
- How do we move the needle on progress? — Eli Dourado
- About the 'Progress' in Progress Studies — José Luis Ricón
- The Puzzle of Economic Progress — Diane Coyle
- Is There a Science of Progress? — Adam Thierer
- Progress Studies: a moral imperative — Jason Crawford
- Reflections on Studying Human Flourishing and Progress: Shared Challenges and Shared Potential — Gonzalo Schwarz
- A Progress Studies Manifesto — Francis Jervis
- Progress book recommendations — Daniel May
- Failure Studies — Tom Pepinsky
- Some commentary from Arnold Kling
- A Twitter thread from David Chapman
- A Twitter thread from Noah Smith
- A Twitter thread from Patrick Fessenbecker
- Three interesting Twitter threads (and some newsletter commentary) from Nicolas Colin
- Some newsletter commentary from Samuel Hammond
- A Twitter thread from T. Greer
- An economics of innovation reading list from Matt Clancy
- The Economist's Babbage podcast dedicated an episode to Progress Studies.
- Mark Zuckerberg interviewed Tyler and me on the topic of Progress Studies. (Transcript.)
Please let me know if there are thoughtful responses (positive or negative) that I'm missing.