Long Now Member Jason Crawford, founder of The Roots of Progress, is starting up a weekly learning group on progress with a steep discount for Long Now Members:
The Study Group for Progress is a weekly discussion + Q&A on the history, economics and philosophy of progress. Long Now members can get 50% off registration using the link below.
Each week will feature a special guest for Q&A. Confirmed speakers so far include top economists and historians such as Robert J. Gordon (Northwestern, The Rise & Fall of American Growth), Margaret Jacob (UCLA), Richard Nelson (Columbia), Patrick Collison, and Anton Howes. Readings from each author will be given out ahead of time. Participants will also receive a set of readings originally created for the online learning program Progress Studies for Young Scholars: a summary of the history of technology, including advances in materials and manufacturing, agriculture, energy, transportation, communication, and disease.
The group will meet weekly on Sundays at 4:00–6:30pm Pacific, from September 13 through December 13 (recordings available privately afterwards). See the full announcement here and register for 50% off with this link
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