The Case For (and Against) Progress

What is progress and have we experienced it in a meaningful manner? Have we made life better for ourselves, or improved the planet? Or have we bankrupted our environment and cursed our progeny to a life in the Stone-Age?

The short answer is: Yes.

There is ample evidence for both arguments. Human welfare has most definitely improved, epecially in the last 100 or so years. But…

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