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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.
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 7 days 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 14 days 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 22 days ago by Kindle Customer
Well-written, entertaining, and thought-provoking. I highly recommend it.Published 26 days ago by allgood
Rationality works. This remains the Age of Reason and Matt Ridley takes on the shibboleths of globalism, climate change and assorted dogmas based on wooly headed thinking. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Sam Spata
Very enlightening book, a clear perspective that makes easier to see things beyond ideological and wishful thinking about the world.Published 1 month 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 2 months ago by pat garratt
This is a book that anyone who is interested in progress and everyday truth should read.Published 2 months ago by William C. Schoen