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.
- A Progress Studies framework — Jasmine Wang. (She also started a Slack community.)
- Progress Studies: Some Initial Thoughts — Will Rinehart
- 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
- 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
- An economics of innovation reading list from Matt Clancy
- The Economist's Babbage podcast dedicated an episode to Progress Studies.
Please let me know if there are thoughtful responses (positive or negative) that I'm missing.