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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.
Be an optimist! The world is getting safer, more prosperous. The doomsayers are always wrong. Out collective intelligence will prevail in the end.Published 2 days ago by Mighty whig
The central thesis of this book is that the same synergetic traits that have caused humans to rise from hunter-gatherer tribes roaming the African savannah, to a global species... Read morePublished 11 days ago by dylan walker mills
Great book. Agree with most of the concepts and conclusions. I think this would make for a good read to teenagers as well as it gives nice prospective on life.Published 15 days ago by Roman Kharkovski
Great perspective! This book does a great job at getting you to look at the real world and get the news out of your head. Read morePublished 16 days ago by M. Kendall
Filled with excellent insights into human society. Starts to read a bit like propaganda at times. As a lover of Matt Ridley's works, I was somewhat perplexed by some of his views... Read morePublished 16 days ago by commandereagle2
Amazingly enlightening book. The author argues his points exhaustively with research, wit, and entertainment. Read morePublished 23 days ago by Dustin Culbertson
Not about being blindly positive about life/society. But it isn't any news that negative tendence is all over. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Dijáz Irini
In the modern era, when new cycles are driven by “if it bleeds, it leads” and naysayers continue to insist that things are getting worse, it is easy to lose heart and think we are... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Aaron