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Thanos Was Wrong. More People Means More Resources. | The Show
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Thanos Was Wrong. More People Means More Resources. | The Show

If our population keeps growing, won’t we eventually run out of resources?

According to Marian Tupy, the answer is no. Tupy is a Senior Fellow at the Cato Institute who recently co-authored Superabundance, a book exploring this very question. More people means more mouths to feed, but it also means more minds working together to develop the technology of the future. As long as individuals are free to explore and innovate, we can continue to increase the efficiency with which we use natural resources. Tupy believes that population growth and freedom are the secret ingredients for a superabundant future.

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"Superabundance": https://www.amazon.com/Superabundance-Population-Innovation-Flourishing-Infinitely/dp/1952223393

HumanProgress: https://www.humanprogress.org/

Jordan Peterson's recent interview with Marian Tupy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6iC_hY4qhyk

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Outline:

[0:00] Intro

[1:31] Progress throughout history

[11:15] What is superabundance?

[15:36] Resources vs knowledge

[20:51] Julian Simon and Paul Ehrlich

[23:37] What do prices really mean?

[31:20] Why do people worry about overpopulation?

[38:46] Thanos and the rise of antinatalism in Gen-Z

[45:39] Resources are getting cheaper, workers are getting richer

[51:22] Inflation and other current economic problems

[56:01] The causes of apocalyptic environmentalism

[1:06:56] A superabundant future

[1:10:23] There’s not just one America

[1:15:43] Outro

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Dad Saves America is a channel dedicated to celebrating heroic fatherhood while teaching the next generation of fathers strategies they can utilize in parenting their children. We believe strong children come from a strong family. We’ve had many experts in the studio, including Jonathan Haidt, Mike Yates, Lenore Skenazy, Warren Farrell, Matt Ridley, Martin Gurri, and Michael Strong.

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Dad Saves America
Dad Saves America
Dad Saves America is all about celebrating dads and fatherhood. Fatherhood is the greatest opportunity to make a positive impact you will have in your lifetime. We’re figuring out how to raise a generation of resilient, independent-minded kids who are ready to embrace freedom in their future. Top experts and engaging personalities, including Adam Carolla, Dr. Drew Pinsky, Adam Curry, Daymond John, and Jay Glazer, trade stories of childhood, parenthood, and all the issues impacting how we raise our kids with host John Papola.