The Rational Optimist

Author: Matt Ridley
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780062025371
Size: 60.68 MB
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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 ...

The Rational Optimist

Author: Matt Ridley
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007267118
Size: 75.73 MB
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The "New York Times"-bestselling author of "Genome" and "The Red Queen" offers a provocative case for an economics of hope, arguing that the benefits of commerce, technology, innovation, and change--cultural evolution--will inevitably ...

The Evolution Of Everything

Author: Matt Ridley
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062296027
Size: 47.32 MB
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Drawing on fascinating evidence from science, economics, history, politics, and philosophy, Matt Ridley demolishes conventional assumptions that the great events and trends of our day are dictated by those on high, whether in government, ...

Rational Ritual

Author: Michael Suk-Young Chwe
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 0691158282
Size: 35.22 MB
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"--Masahiro Aoki, Asahi Shimbun, Tokyo "This is a very compelling and original work. It is the best conceptual book I have read in economics in several years.

Why Nations Fail

Author: Daron Acemoglu
Publisher: Crown Business
ISBN: 0307719235
Size: 76.14 MB
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Or learning the hard-won lessons of Acemoglu and Robinson’s breakthrough ideas on the interplay between inclusive political and economic institutions? Why Nations Fail will change the way you look at—and understand—the world.

The Case For Rational Optimism

Author: Frank S. Robinson
Publisher: Transaction Publishers
ISBN: 9781412815819
Size: 35.41 MB
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While other books in this genre tend to be oriented toward self-help, this volume brings evolutionary biology, neuroscience, psychology, sociology, economics, and a keen sense of history to the topic.

The End Of Doom

Author: Ronald Bailey
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1250057671
Size: 27.67 MB
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A science-backed, fact-based refutation of many prevailing environmental theories; proving that most current global environmental trends are, in fact, positive.

Progress

Author: Johan Norberg
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
ISBN: 1780749511
Size: 44.63 MB
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Dramatic, uplifting and counter-intuitive, Progress is a call for optimism in our pessimistic, doom-laden world.

The Idea Factory

Author: Jon Gertner
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101561084
Size: 36.66 MB
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At its heart this is a story about the life and work of a small group of brilliant and eccentric men-Mervin Kelly, Bill Shockley, Claude Shannon, John Pierce, and Bill Baker-who spent their careers at Bell Labs.