The Rational Optimist: How Prosperity Evolves Matt Ridley

The Rational Optimist: How Prosperity Evolves

Author: Matt Ridley
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Book Title
The Rational Optimist: How Prosperity Evolves
Author
Matt Ridley
ISBN
9780061452062
"Ridley writes with panache, wit, and humor and displays remarkable ingenuity in finding ways to present complicated materials for the lay reader." -- Los Angeles Times In 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, arguing that the benefits of commerce, technology, innovation, and change--what Ridley calls cultural evolution--will inevitably increase human prosperity. Fans of the works of Jared Diamond (Guns, Germs, and Steel), Niall Ferguson (The Ascent of Money), and Thomas Friedman (The World Is Flat) will find much to ponder and enjoy in The Rational Optimist.Binding Type: PaperbackAuthor: Matt RidleyPublisher: Harper PerennialPublished: 06/07/2011ISBN: 9780061452062Pages: 453Weight: 0.80lbsSize: 7.90h x 5.20w x 1.20dReview Citations: New York Times Book Review 08/21/2011 pg. 32

"Ridley writes with panache, wit, and humor and displays remarkable ingenuity in finding ways to present complicated materials for the lay reader." -- Los Angeles Times

In 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, arguing that the benefits of commerce, technology, innovation, and change--what Ridley calls cultural evolution--will inevitably increase human prosperity. Fans of the works of Jared Diamond (Guns, Germs, and Steel), Niall Ferguson (The Ascent of Money), and Thomas Friedman (The World Is Flat) will find much to ponder and enjoy in The Rational Optimist.



Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Matt Ridley
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Published: 06/07/2011
ISBN: 9780061452062
Pages: 453
Weight: 0.80lbs
Size: 7.90h x 5.20w x 1.20d

Review Citations: New York Times Book Review 08/21/2011 pg. 32

"Ridley writes with panache, wit, and humor and displays remarkable ingenuity in finding ways to present complicated materials for the lay reader." -- Los Angeles Times

In 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, arguing that the benefits of commerce, technology, innovation, and change--what Ridley calls cultural evolution--will inevitably increase human prosperity. Fans of the works of Jared Diamond (Guns, Germs, and Steel), Niall Ferguson (The Ascent of Money), and Thomas Friedman (The World Is Flat) will find much to ponder and enjoy in The Rational Optimist.



Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Matt Ridley
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Published: 06/07/2011
ISBN: 9780061452062
Pages: 453
Weight: 0.80lbs
Size: 7.90h x 5.20w x 1.20d

Review Citations: New York Times Book Review 08/21/2011 pg. 32