Matt Ridley, The Rational Optimist, explains how we are better off than most kings of the past. He gives cogent examples of why we should be optimistic about the future.
Matt introduced a concept called “Collective Intelligence,” and explained how society is better for it.
A zoologist by training, his latest book, The Rational Optimist: How Prosperity Evolves, is a fusion of Adam Smith meets Charles Darwin.
Matt posits that ideas “have sex,” and as long as civilization engages in “exchange and specialization,” we will be able to reinvent ourselves and responsibly use earthly resources ad infinitum.
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