For a positive economy!
Title: The Rational Optimist: How Prosperity Evolves Author: Matt Ridley
Publisher: Harper (2010) Price: $10.87
No. of pages: 448
Ridley, a science journalist, has tried to establish the economic progress as a product of optimism with a reason. The link between and reason and optimism can be inferred from the historical references of ancient efficient and working minds coming together to exchange goods and food, which later transformed into formal trading. The author has highlighted this positivism of reason to connect with each other, work for each other and improve the overall well-being of society. Ridley has attempted to tackle the modern social, cultural, environmental and political issues by suggesting rational optimism as the solution; he finds optimism to add ingenuity and ambition to human progress