Monday, December 13, 2010

Book Review: The Rational Optimist

The Rational OptimistThe Rational Optimist by Matt Ridley

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


I loved this book.

Matt Ridley is an economist who gets down and detailed with the realities of population control, organic farming methods, fossil fuels, third world countries, sweat shops and may other topics that are rarely discussed among mainstream America. He breaths some rational thought into the hysteria and pretty much tells us that "we're okay". We're not destroying the world with our traditional farming methods, we can feed 9 billion people, nuclear power really is the best solution, not wind. I fully plan on gifting this book to friends/family who have an interest in reading it.

I highly recommend this to anyone who wants a different and truthful look at the realities of life, where we came from, how we're doing now, and where the human population is going.

We need more books like this and we really need more people discussing the realities of life rather than scary stories.



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