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Centers of Progress, Pt. 19: Philadelphia (Liberal Democracy)

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Centers of Progress, Pt. 18: Edinburgh (Scottish Enlightenment)

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Centers of Progress, Pt. 17: Paris (Enlightenment)

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Centers of Progress, Pt. 16: Amsterdam (Openness)

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Centers of Progress, Pt. 15: Mainz (Printing Press)

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Centers of Progress, Pt. 14: Benin City (Security)

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Centers of Progress, Pt. 13: Florence (Art)

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Centers of Progress, Pt. 12: Hangzhou (Paper Money)

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Centers of Progress, Pt. 11: Baghdad (Astronomy)

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Centers of Progress, Pt. 10: Chang'an (Trade)

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Centers of Progress, Pt. 9: Rome (Roads)

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Centers of Progress, Pt. 8: Alexandria (Information)

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Centers of Progress, Pt. 7: Athens (Philosophy)

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Centers of Progress, Pt. 6: Chichen Itza (Team Sports)

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Centers of Progress, Pt. 5: Ur (Law)

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Centers of Progress, Pt. 4: Nan Madol (Seafaring)

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Centers of Progress, Pt. 3: Mohenjo-Daro (Sanitation)

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Centers of Progress, Pt. 2: Uruk (Writing)

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Centers of Progress, Pt. 1: Jericho (Agriculture)

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“The upbeat and optimistic website HumanProgress.org catalogues … technologies that are now commonplace

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“I insist that capitalism has produced the glorious emancipation of women,” Camille Paglia.

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“Because there is an inexhaustible … supply of alarmists … Cato Institute has created the Simon Abundance Index to refute them,” George Will.

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“The economist Julian Simon ran the numbers and made the case for human beings as assets. His “Simon Abundance Index” measures the availability of resources relative to population and finds that with more people there are more resources,&am