The Rational Optimist

Author: Matt Ridley
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780062025371
Size: 73.80 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: 40.30 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 ...

Rational Ritual

Author: Michael Suk-Young Chwe
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400846439
Size: 25.84 MB
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Why does repetition characterize anthems and ritual speech? Why were circular forms favored for public festivals during the French Revolution? This book answers these questions using a single concept: common knowledge.

Pop Internationalism

Author: Paul R. Krugman
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262611336
Size: 23.15 MB
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"Pop internationalists" -- people who speak impressively about international trade while ignoring basic economics and misusing economic figures are the target of this collection of Paul Krugman's most recent essays.

Warts And All

Author: Matt Ridley
Publisher: Viking Pr
ISBN: 9780670827336
Size: 20.37 MB
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Chronicling America's 1988 Presidential election from the unique perspective of a British journalist, this biting account traces the remarkable transformation of George Bush's image from wimpish Vice President to electoral champion

The Red Queen

Author: Matt Ridley
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141965452
Size: 71.46 MB
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This fascinating book explores those findings, and their implications for the sexual behaviour of our own species.

The End Of Power

Author: Moises Naim
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0465065686
Size: 39.11 MB
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In The End of Power, award-winning columnist and former Foreign Policy editor Moisés Naím illuminates the struggle between once-dominant megaplayers and the new micropowers challenging them in every field of human endeavor.

Progress

Author: Johan Norberg
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
ISBN: 1780749511
Size: 26.45 MB
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Dramatic, uplifting and counter-intuitive, Progress is a call for optimism in our pessimistic, doom-laden world.