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November 6, 2015
Pro wins with 2% vote gain.
“It’s just a brute fact that we don't throw virgins into volcanoes any more. We don't execute people for shoplifting a cabbage. And we used to.”
“The world has never been a better place to live in, and it will keep on getting better.”
“Nothing human can ever be free of blemishes. There cannot be an end to boom and bust, mayhem and death.”
“The idea that because things have gotten better in the past they will continue to do so in the future is a fallacy I would have thought confined to the lower reaches of Wall Street.”
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At the core of this debate are disagreements about the nature of progress and the soundness of inference...
October 7, 2015
Malcolm Gladwell, Alain de Botton, Steven Pinker and Matt Ridley convene in Toronto, Canada, to debate the future of progress.