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The Rational Optimist

How Prosperity Evolves (P.S.)

by Matt Ridley

“Ridley writes with panache, wit, and humor and displays remarkable ingenuity in finding ways to present complicated materials for the lay reader.” — Los Angeles TimesIn a bold and provocative interpretation of economic history, Matt Ridley, the New York Times-bestselling author of Genome and The Red Queen, makes the case for an economics of hope, ...
Publish Date
2011
June 6
Goodreads rating
3.98
ISBN
9780061452062
Tags
historyeconomicstechnologyscience
Recommendations
8
Recommendations
Its subject is the history of humanity, focusing on why our species has succeeded and how we should think about the future.     source
It argues compellingly that everything is not only going to be OK in the future, it is surely going to be Fucking Great. That much, I agree with.     source
The books I've given most as a gift.     source