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We Need a New Science of Progress

theatlantic.com

Why progress studies are important

  • We still need a lot of progress for major challenges. We haven't yet cured all diseases; we don't yet know how to solve climate change; we don't yet understand how best to predict or mitigate natural disasters.
  • A lot of progress can also come from...

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The world would benefit from an organized effort from various disciplines to understand:

  • How we should identify and train brilliant young people.
  • How the most effective small groups exchange and share ideas.
  • Which incentiv...

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  • The Center for Science and the Imagination at Arizona State University tried to encourage optimistic thinking about the future through fiction and narrative.
  • An applied history movement is needed to help draw lessons from history and apply them to real-world problems.
  • In a...

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In effect, the goal of Progress Studies is to treat, not merely to understand.

The success of Progress Studies will lie in the following:

  • its ability to identify effective progress-increasing interventions
  • the extent to which they are adopted by unive...

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