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jasoncrawford(Jason Crawford)

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Founder, The Roots of Progress (rootsofprogress.org). Part-time tech consultant, Our World in Data. Former software engineering manager and tech startup founder.

Turn­ing air into bread

jasoncrawford21 Oct 2019 17:50 UTC
101 points
12 comments6 min readLW link1 review
(rootsofprogress.org)

Iron: From myth­i­cal to mundane

jasoncrawford24 Oct 2019 22:43 UTC
19 points
8 comments1 min readLW link
(rootsofprogress.org)

In­stant stone (just add wa­ter!)

jasoncrawford13 Nov 2019 22:33 UTC
98 points
28 comments4 min readLW link3 reviews
(rootsofprogress.org)

A let­ter on op­ti­mism about hu­man progress

jasoncrawford4 Dec 2019 4:21 UTC
34 points
3 comments3 min readLW link
(letter.wiki)

Were vac­cines rele­vant to 20th cen­tury US mor­tal­ity im­prove­ments?

jasoncrawford10 Dec 2019 0:13 UTC
12 points
7 comments3 min readLW link
(rootsofprogress.org)

Po­lio and the con­tro­versy over ran­dom­ized clini­cal trials

jasoncrawford20 Dec 2019 19:49 UTC
18 points
3 comments2 min readLW link
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More on po­lio and ran­dom­ized clini­cal trials

jasoncrawford27 Dec 2019 21:07 UTC
18 points
1 comment3 min readLW link
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Drain­ing the swamp

jasoncrawford28 Jan 2020 21:37 UTC
91 points
0 comments11 min readLW link
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Epistemic stan­dards for “Why did it take so long to in­vent X?”

jasoncrawford2 Mar 2020 18:58 UTC
90 points
16 comments6 min readLW link
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Over $1,000,000 in prizes for COVID-19 work from Emer­gent Ventures

jasoncrawford13 Mar 2020 15:46 UTC
21 points
1 comment1 min readLW link

Why any­thing that can be for-profit, should be

jasoncrawford29 Apr 2020 20:00 UTC
50 points
39 comments6 min readLW link
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How can non­prof­its gain the ad­van­tages of the for-profit model?

jasoncrawford6 May 2020 1:15 UTC
37 points
0 comments2 min readLW link
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An­nounc­ing Progress Stud­ies for Young Schol­ars, an on­line sum­mer pro­gram in the his­tory of technology

jasoncrawford20 May 2020 0:52 UTC
19 points
0 comments1 min readLW link
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Shut­tling be­tween sci­ence and invention

jasoncrawford27 May 2020 21:25 UTC
50 points
1 comment6 min readLW link1 review
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Pas­teur’s quadrant

jasoncrawford5 Jun 2020 17:47 UTC
34 points
2 comments5 min readLW link
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How to an­a­lyze progress, stag­na­tion, and low-hang­ing fruit

jasoncrawford15 Jun 2020 21:02 UTC
42 points
9 comments4 min readLW link
(rootsofprogress.org)

An­nounc­ing the Study Group for Progress

jasoncrawford14 Aug 2020 20:18 UTC
12 points
0 comments1 min readLW link
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Why haven’t we cel­e­brated any ma­jor achieve­ments lately?

jasoncrawford17 Aug 2020 20:34 UTC
188 points
72 comments12 min readLW link2 reviews
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19th-cen­tury progress studies

jasoncrawford27 Aug 2020 2:28 UTC
30 points
0 comments3 min readLW link
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Study Group for Progress – 50% off for LessWrongers

jasoncrawford3 Sep 2020 0:17 UTC
14 points
2 comments1 min readLW link