Book Discussion on The Rational Optimist: How Prosperity Evolves

Matt Ridley argues that people should be optimistic about the 21st Century because it will be more prosperous than prior centuries. He… read more

Matt Ridley argues that people should be optimistic about the 21st Century because it will be more prosperous than prior centuries. He says that this advancement is due to the nature of human cultural evolution and that while pessimists about the future have always existed, they have almost always ended up being wrong. close

Javascript must be enabled in order to access C-SPAN videos.

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

People in this video

  • Ridley, Matt Co-Founder and Chairman (Former) International Centre for Life (Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK)

Hosting Organization

Series

Clips from This Video

More information about

Book Discussion on The Rational Optimist: How Prosperity Evolves

2,882 Views
Program ID:
294058-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
New York, New York, United States
First Aired:
Jun 19, 2010
Last Aired:
Sep 18, 2010

Airing Details

  • Jun 19, 2010 | 11:58pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jun 20, 2010 | 1:59pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Sep 18, 2010 | 8:00am EDT | C-SPAN 2
Purchase a DVD or Download

Book Discussion on The Rational Optimist: How Prosperity Evolves

  • DVD
    Length:
    01:25:05
    Price:
    $29.95
    Add to Cart
  • MP3 audio
    Length:
    01:25:05
    Price:
    $0.99
    Add to Cart