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 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, I thought... (if you like to read my full review please visit my blog: https://leadersarereaders.blog/2018/10/16/the-rational-optimist-how-prosperity-evolves/)...Continua
It is good to see favorable forecasts for a change. This book states that -as a whole- humanity has done really well and will continue to do so. I liked its point of view and it really changed the way I deal with the worries of life.