The Founders Fund vice president and Pirate Wires author on supporting heretics as a means of social and economic innovation.
Scott Winship: Don't Believe Horror Stories About Fertility Rates, Income Inequality, and Economic Mobility
Americans have a reputation for being cockeyed optimists, but we're suckers when it comes to "declension narratives" about the fallen state of our world.
Ten Global Trends Every Smart Person Should Know documents progress and explains why it happens.
Ten Global Trends Every Smart Person Should Know documents the immense, ongoing progress that politicians and media refuse to acknowledge.
Sometimes, it's good to take a step back
'Killer' Walkman, 'Insane' Bicycles, and Novels Will Rot Your Brain: Pessimist Archive's Jason Feifer on 'Why We Resist New Things'
Jason Feifer's podcast explores "why we resist new things" and tells great stories about panics over the novel, the elevator, the waltz, margarine, and more.
Thanks to the ultimate resource: the human mind
Mark the 49th anniversary of Earth Day by celebrating human ingenuity.
If Times editors don't want to learn about their genetics, then they simply shouldn't take the tests.
New Simon Abundance Index elegantly refutes primitive zero-sum intuitions with respect to population and resource availability trends.
A brief look at 50-year cost and quality trends in cars, houses, college and health care.
Economist Mark J. Perry talks about rising incomes, flattening inequality, low unemployment, and why none of it seems to make us feel better.
Satellite data finds that gains temperate and boreal forests offset reductions in tropical forests.
New report claims U.S. overpopulation will blight their futures.
Triumphal stories and a commitment to fight on for individual freedom worldwide.
As Trump learned this week, pandering to white nationalists means alienating most other Americans.
Satellite survey finds hidden forests all over the world.
Cato's Johan Norberg on politics, progress, and why he remains optimistic.