HumanProgress.org lets you explore many of the ways that the state of humanity has improved, but where did all that progress come from? According to esteemed journalist and HumanProgress.org advisory board member Matt Ridley, living standards rise when more people are engaged in exchange. Contrary to the fears of those who speak of “overpopulation,” the more people there are exchanging ideas and goods, the better. Marian Tupy breaks this down in more detail in an article that appeared today in Reason. Give it a read.
Chelsea Follett is the managing editor of HumanProgress.org.