Author: Johan Norberg
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
ISBN: 1780749511
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It’s on the televisions, in the papers and in our minds. Every day we’re bludgeoned by news of how bad everything is – financial collapse, unemployment, growing poverty, environmental disasters, disease, hunger, war. But the rarely acknowledged reality is that our progress over the past few decades has been unprecedented. By almost any index you care to identify, things are markedly better now than they have ever been for almost everyone alive. Examining official data from the United Nations, the World Bank and the World Health Organization, political commentator Johan Norberg traces just how far we have come in tackling the issues that define our species. While it's true that not every problem has been solved, we do now have a good idea of the solutions and we know what it will take to see this progress continue. Dramatic, uplifting and counter-intuitive, Progress is a call for optimism in our pessimistic, doom-laden world.

A Work In Progress

Author: Connor Franta
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501145932
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From award-winning vlogger and entrepreneur Connor Franta comes this collectible hardcover edition—complete with a brand-new bonus chapter—of his New York Times bestselling memoir, A Work in Progress, which was selected by Forbes as a Top 5 Breakthrough Book of 2015 and won the Goodreads Choice Award for Best Memoir. In this intimate memoir of life beyond the camera, YouTube star Connor Franta shares the lessons he has learned on his journey from small-town boy to Internet sensation—so far. Here, Connor offers a look at his Midwestern upbringing as one of four children in the home and one of five in the classroom; his struggles with identity, body image, and sexuality in his teen years; and his decision to finally pursue his creative and artistic passions in his early twenties, setting up his thrilling career as a YouTube personality, philanthropist, entrepreneur, and tastemaker. Exploring his past with insight and humor, his present with humility, and his future with hope, Connor reveals his private struggles while providing heartfelt words of wisdom for young adults. His words will resonate with anyone coming of age in the digital era, but at the core this is a timeless message for people of all ages: don’t be afraid to be yourself and to go after what you truly want. This full-color collection includes photography and exclusive childhood clippings and is a must-have for anyone inspired by his journey.

Progress And Its Discontents

Author: Gabriel A. Almond
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520054479
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Events of the past two decades have challenged many of the fundamental beliefs, institutions, and values of modern western culture--the culture of "progress." Are science and technology really progressive and beneficial? Have they led to the enhancement of welfare, greater hapiness, and moral immprovement? I s the continued growth of material productivity possible? Desirable? Are the institutions of progress viable? Progress and Its Discontents assembles the views on progress of some of America's leading humanists, scientists, and social scientists. Citing disappointed expectations of progress in spheres from science to morals and politics, and the many problems created or left untouched by progress, the editors conclude that the term no longer refers to "an inevitable sequence of improvements" but rather to "an aspiration and compelling obligation."

Chronicle Of Progress

Author: Ibrahim Abed
Publisher: Trident Press Ltd
ISBN: 9781900724036
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The Ancient Concept Of Progress And Other Essays On Greek Literature And Belief

Author: Eric Robertson Dodds
Publisher: Clarendon Press
ISBN: 9780198143772
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These essays represent the full range of Dodds' literary and philosophical interests, and his ability to combine profound scholarship with the lucid humanity of a teacher convinced of the value of Greek studies to the modern world.

Progress And Its Problems

Author: Larry Laudan
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520037212
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Progress And Religion

Author: Christopher Dawson
Publisher: CUA Press
ISBN: 9780813210155
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Progress and Religion was perhaps the most influential of all Christopher Dawson's books, establishing him as an interpreter of history and a historian of ideas.

The Poverty Of Progress

Author: E. Bradford Burns
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520050785
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History Of The Idea Of Progress

Author: Robert A. Nisbet
Publisher: Transaction Publishers
ISBN: 9781412825481
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Author: William H. Mott
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780275979171
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Expands the notion of globalization from a narrow, recent, economic trend that captures people to an eternal process and condition that people direct.