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September 20, 2022
The Progress Issue
In this inaugural special issue we set out to explore progress — how it happens, how we nurture it and how we stifle it, and what changes are required in how we approach our most serious problems to ensure greater progress for all. 

It’s not just immoral that in a world of plenty there are still people living in poverty, but it’s also an extraordinary waste

… We don’t have to choose between equality of opportunity and economic growth. I think we should strive for both.

RUTGER BREGMAN responding to the question “How can we work to ensure that progress benefits everyone?”

“The issue is that people mistake optimism for ‘blind optimism’ — the blinkered faith that things will always get better.”

Hannah Ritchie
Writer at Our World in Data