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Reasons To Be Optimistic About Economic And Environmental Progress
A "two shirt" town no longer
In 1940 Pittsburgh - pictured on the left - was a “two shirt” town. Pollution was so bad you needed to change shirts halfway through the day. As you can see from a recent photo of the same street, things are a wee bit better now.
This is but one of the many fascinating anecdotes of progress that fill Larry Siegel’s book - Fewer, Richer Greener: Prospects For Humanity In An Age Of Abundance. I was keen to read the book and talk to Larry because it just feels like a good time for all of us to get a dose of data-driven optimism.
Below are links to my review of his book’s key points as well as a more in-depth discussion with him on my new podcast series called “The Ideas Lab”:
All The Best,
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