Good Times, Bad Times

Let the waves of optimism wash over you as return-guests Ron Bailey (Reason) and Marian Tupy (Cato Institute) join forces as Jonah’s tour guides through the last several centuries of human progress. Listen to the first half to hear why there is actual good news about the human condition – even during a pandemic – and stick around in the second half for a satisfying helping of philosophical eggheadery on education, personal liberty, and the logic of nonviolent protest.

Show Notes:

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Jason Hickel refutes the World Bank’s measurement of extreme poverty

Julian Simon’s bet with Paul Ehrlich

Malthus, the original Thanos

Famines rarely happen in democratic countries with a free press

China’s Social Credit System

University of Edinburgh set to remove David Hume’s name from building

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