The Rational Optimist

Matt Ridley explains how and why life is improving around the world. Though the world is far from perfect, food availability, income, and life span are up, while disease, child mortality, and violence are down.

In The Rational Optimist: How Prosperity Evolves, Ridley covers the entire sweep of human history, from the Stone Age to the Internet, and asserts that the human race’s capacity for innovation and change means that life will get better for more and more people in the 21st century.

Event: Matt Ridley will be speaking and signing books
Wednesday, May 19, 7:00-9:00 pm
New York Academy of Sciences
7 World Trade Center, 250 Greenwich Street
40th floor, conference room