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The Rational Optimist: How Prosperity Evolves
By L. J. Ganser (narrator) and Matt Ridley
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Harperaudio
Publication date June 1, 2010
Binding CD/Spoken Word
Edition Unabridged
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780061992629
ISBN-10 0061992623
Dimensions 1.25 by 5.25 by 6 in.
Weight 0.70 lbs.
Original list price $39.99
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“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.



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