Cities As Centers Of Innovation: Lessons From Edinburgh And Paris

Source: Cato Institute
by Chelsea Follett

“Has humanity made progress? With so many serious problems, it is easy to get the impression that our species is hopeless. Many people view history as one long tale of decay and degeneration since some lost, idealized golden age. But there has been much remarkable, measurable improvement — from rising life expectancy and literacy rates to declining global poverty. (Explore the evidence for yourself). Today, material abundance is more widespread than our ancestors could have dreamed. And there has been moral progress too. Slavery and torture, once widely accepted, are today almost universally reviled. Where did all this progress come from? Certain places, at certain times in history, have contributed disproportionately to progress and innovation.” (02/08/24)

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