Sep 7 • 1HR 31M

Apocalypse Maybe

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Cato Institute uberwonk Marian Tupy returns to the Remnant to discuss his new book, Superabundance: The Story of Population Growth, Innovation, and Human Flourishing on an Infinitely Bountiful Planet. For some time, the idea that overpopulation will deplete the world of its resources has been popular in sociology. In this extra-long, extra-nerdy outing, Marian explains why its proponents are mistaken. He and Jonah also explore how nations become prosperous, the problem of collapsing fertility rates, and the appeal of apocalyptic predictions.

Show Notes:

- Marian’s page at the Cato Institute

- Marian and Gale L. Pooley’s new book, Superabundance

- HumanProgress.org

- The Simon-Ehrlich wager

- Jane Goodall and Prince Harry on sustainability

- Nick Eberstadt: “The Americans Who Never Went Back to Work After the Pandemic”

- Jonah’s review of The Reactionary Mind

- The Morning Dispatch breaks big news