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I enjoyed reading it immensely, and unless you are allergic to bad news about the BAD NEWS, I think you will, too.
In THE RATIONAL OPTIMIST, Matt Ridley seeks to correct the record and point out that, hey, things are getting better, mostly because we're good at working together.
Matt Ridley has put together a fascinating survey of human history to argue that things are much better than most of us realize.
Very enlightening book, a clear perspective that makes easier to see things beyond ideological and wishful thinking about the world.Published 5 days ago by E. Scheideger
The book is startling, to say the least! A totally different perspective on everything that we believe we know - but perhaps do not. Read morePublished 24 days ago by pat garratt
This is a book that anyone who is interested in progress and everyday truth should read.Published 1 month ago by William C. Schoen
Really great. A must-read for anyone working in sustainability or global development.Published 1 month ago by Richard Crespin
This is a fascinating and inspiring book. The writing is clear, the assertions are provocative and thoroughly supported with data. One of my favorite books.Published 1 month ago by M Randall
I went into this book like many others have, a skeptic and pessimist. The contents and the tone of optimism were addictive, and led me to do far more research than any other book... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Breki Tomasson
You may or not agree with Mr. Ridley. I mostly do. Thank goodness for capitalism. I love nature and hope we preserve it, but thank goodness for modern technology. Read morePublished 1 month ago by David H. Eisenberg
Not an easy read but if you want to learn a great deal about how despite setbacks people's lives all over the world have continued to improve its a must read. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Judith A.Pines
Loved his treatment of the eternal pessimists, and those would have us return to the agrarian dark ages... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Floyd J. Nelson