The Rational Optimist: How Prosperity Evolves

The Rational Optimist: How Prosperity Evolves - Matt Ridley "We've got it good"

We really are living in special times. This book with Pinker's "Better Angels of our Nature" show how we are living at a very special time and things will most likely only get better. The book demonstrates how humans became special through our ability to trade with one another. You'll learn about prehistory and how the average person has it better than the Sun King, Louis XIV. After all, we have Novocaine and a seamlessly but complex system of trade which brings food from all over the world to my local table for an incredibly affordable price.

If you can give a person only one gift, let it be the gift of optimism. They will live longer on average and have happier lives. This book will help even the most pessimistic among us become an optimist.