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I think he really makes a case for rational optimist the title of the book.
Matt Ridley has put together a fascinating survey of human history to argue that things are much better than most of us realize.
I enjoyed reading it immensely, and unless you are allergic to bad news about the BAD NEWS, I think you will, too.
Will every doomsday newscaster please read this good news book? The World is a better place than you think.Published 2 days ago by Hunter s Greenhouse
And nice touch tying economics, evolutionary anthropology, psychology, history, and human nature. Highly recommended but you take your time with this. Read morePublished 7 days ago by Tomenator
Pleasant, easy reading, but I just happened upon this passage in Chapter 1 which is ridiculous:
"The price of computing power fell so fast in the last quarter of the... Read more
Bought this as a gift for my brilliant oh-so-far-to-the-left-I-can't-see-straight-son-in-law. Doubt he's actually read it yet. Read morePublished 1 month ago by wickedgood
Ridley systematically dismantles the "progressive, fear-mongering, media that runs stories and themes that promote fear among readers, showing how the world is in much better... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Tom Anderson
optimistic view of the likely trajectory for humanity in the next hundred years. tears down a lot of nonsense that surrounds climate change alarmism and renewable fuels. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Kindle Customer
Well-written, entertaining, and thought-provoking. I highly recommend it.Published 1 month ago by allgood