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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.
This is an amazing compilation of historical, biological, and technological facts. Really amazing and compact. Read morePublished 5 days ago by Scott Roberts
Matt Ridley always has a fascinating perspective and food for thought. Read this just after "The Selfish Gene."Published 17 days ago by MamaGrand
Fantastic, eye-opening, outlook-changing read. I'm tired of all the negative news. There's a lot of good going on and a LOT to be optimistic about. Read morePublished 18 days ago by Alex Croy
I began a letter to The Australian on suicide with "We are the highest life form on the planet, and those alive today have opportunities unimaginable to our ancestors or other... Read morePublished 26 days ago by Faustino
Will every doomsday newscaster please read this good news book? The World is a better place than you think.Published 1 month 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 1 month 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