The Rational Optimist: How Prosperity Evolves (P.S.)

The Rational Optimist: How Prosperity Evolves (P.S.)

Matt Ridley


“Ridley writes with panache, wit, and humor and monitors amazing ingenuity to find how you can current complex fabrics for the lay reader.” — Los Angeles Times

In a daring and provocative interpretation of monetary historical past, Matt Ridley, the New York Times-bestselling writer of Genome and The crimson Queen, makes the case for an economics of desire, arguing that some great benefits of trade, know-how, innovation, and change—what Ridley calls cultural evolution—will necessarily bring up human prosperity. enthusiasts of the works of Jared Diamond (Guns, Germs, and Steel), Niall Ferguson (The Ascent of Money), and Thomas Friedman (The global Is Flat) will locate a lot to give some thought to and revel in in The Rational Optimist.

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