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Why Focus on History? 
Articles Why Focus on History? 

When the concept of “progress studies” was introduced by Patrick Collison and Tyler Cowen in The Atlantic, it was defined as a dedicated field of study for “the combination of economic, technological, scientific, cultural, and organizational advancement that has transformed our lives and raised...

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Why study progress?
Articles Why study progress?

Why study the story of human progress? 50,000 years ago, our ancestors lived at the mercy of nature. They had stone tools, and the use of fire—and not much else. They had no agriculture: they survived by hunting and foraging....

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