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Dare to be Optimistic


In this original, optimistic book, Matt Ridley puts forward his surprisingly simple answer to how humans progress, arguing that we progress when we trade and we only really trade productively when we trust each other.

This bold book covers the entire sweep of human history, from the Stone Age to the Internet, from the stagnation of the Ming empire to the invention of the steam engine, from the population explosion to the likely consequences of climate change

On a side note, the author is giving roughly half of the advance royalty received for the book to three charities that are helping those in need, especially in Africa, to trade, farm and innovate.


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