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Wednesday: Adam Mossoff on the philosophy and law of the patent system
On Wednesday I interview Adam Mossoff, law professor at George Mason University, for “The Torch of Progress”, the speaker series of Progress Studies For Young Scholars. We’ll be talking about the origins of patents, historical differences between the US and European systems, and the counterintuitive value of “patent trolls”.
Wed, 10am Pacific, free and open to all: register here
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Each week will have a featured guest to answer questions—usually a historian or economist who has written on science, technology, industry and progress. There will be reading ahead of time from each speaker; and you’ll also get the full set of materials I created for my high school course, Progress Studies for Young Scholars. The group will meet weekly on Sundays at 4:00–6:30pm Pacific, from September 13 through December 13.
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Interview: Passionate Homeschooler with Joel Marquez
I was interviewed for the Passionate Homeschooler podcast with Joel Marquez:
In this episode, we discuss the forces that drove civilization to reach the heights of prosperity that we see today, and we ask why it’s taken for granted, instead of revered.
Reminder: Town hall discussion on Highlighter
Tomorrow (Tuesday) I’m doing a “town hall” discussion with David King for the Highlighter community. Topics to include the relationship between science and invention, “basic” vs. “applied” research, and progress in general. Details and (free) RSVP here.