Generations of people have been taught that population growth makes resources scarcer. However, authors Marian Tupy and Gale Pooley have found that not only have resources become more abundant as the population has grown but that resource abundance has increased faster than the population―a relationship that they call “superabundance.”
This illustrated beginner’s guide to the book Superabundance provides a new way to measure our standard of living by using time rather than money. By examining such things as water, bicycles, television, and music, students will learn how to calculate abundance on both a personal and population level. Author Gale Pooley also offers a model for understanding how innovation works and the different types of capital involved.
The world is experiencing an astonishing increase in knowledge, and the concepts in both Superabundance and The Beginner’s Guide to Superabundance provide great hope that humanity can continue to discover and create.