What Is Maximum Progress?

This blog is all about one graph:

World GDP Over the Last Two Millennia. The Great Fact, The Hockey Stick, The Arc of Human History.

There are dozens of questions that arise from staring at this chart. Why did economic progress begin when and where it did? Is it slowing down? Can it speed up or even continue? How can we live in and understand a world where change is always getting faster?

Maximum Progress is a blog exploring these questions. To do that, we need to bring in mathematics, economics, history, science, philosophy, and culture.

The best way to get a sense of what Maximum Progress is all about is to check out my archive!

I am currently researching meta-science at Dartmouth.

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Maximum Progress is a blog by Max Tabarrok on economics, mathematics, philosophy, and progress.

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