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The Rational Optimist by Matt Ridley • popular science • free trade

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Recommendation 5 / 5

As we are constantly bombarded with doom prophesies the book makes a really good job and puts all of that into greater perspective. Rational Optimist starts with a thesis that we are way better off than we ever were, and Matt Ridley makes convincing arguments that things will continue to improve. We don’t need to agree with the Ridley theme of optimism for the future to make this book worthwhile to read. The book offers much more than the title suggests.

After 1/3 of the book…