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Julian Simon Was Right: Ingenuity Leads to Abundance

J.D. Tuccille writes in Reason how abundance is good for society and the planet.

The C3 Take
  • Some doomsayers believe that the world needs to pursue a degrowth strategy to address climate and environmental issues, a theory that has been proven wrong time and again.
  • Economic growth fuels the engine of ingenuity which creates solutions to better human life, society, and the environment.
  • Economic abundance has created breakthroughs in remote sensor technology to make farming more efficient, energy innovation to reduce power sector emissions, and advanced manufacturing to make cleaner products.
  • To address our greatest environmental challenges, policymakers should pursue policies that unleash economic abundance and innovation.

“A world of greater abundance in resources means a world in which people are better nourished, better clothed, warmer in the winter, cooler in the summer, and more prosperous. It’s a world in which human ingenuity is set free to make the human race happier, healthier, and wealthier.”

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The views and opinions expressed are those of the author’s and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of C3.

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