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Matt Ridley

Dare To Be 100: Worse Or Better World? The Flynn Effect

Walter M. Bortz II, M.D. | Posted 08.04.2016 | Healthy Living
Walter M. Bortz II, M.D.

Which side of the bed did I get out of first this morning? Will this be a good day or bad day? Is this a good world or bad world? My answers vacillate...

The Red Queen

Ricardo B. Salinas | Posted 01.27.2014 | Business
Ricardo B. Salinas

Companies can never remain static and they should always follow the advice of Lewis Carroll's Red Queen to never stop running.

How to Succeed, Since Success Is Random

Kare Anderson | Posted 12.03.2012 | Home
Kare Anderson

When you are open to serendipitous experiences you are more likely to have click moments, enabling you to pivot more than once into new, more successful directions.

'The Rational Optimist': Review

Ricardo B. Salinas | Posted 11.12.2012 | Home
Ricardo B. Salinas

In Matt Ridley's latest book, The Rational Optimist, he invites us to adopt a positive view of the world, human capacity, and global trade.

Do We Need Faith To Believe In Progress?

Andrew Z. Cohen | Posted 06.25.2012 | Religion
Andrew Z. Cohen

When it comes to telling us how to relate to some of our biggest global challenges, I wonder if the most spiritually enlightened among us might be missing the boat right now.

8 Surprising Facts To Put The Nature Vs. Nurture Debate To Rest

Scott Barry Kaufman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Scott Barry Kaufman

I teamed up with the well-known developmental psychologist David S. Moore to list eight facts about genes, twin studies and the heritability statistic that may come as a surprise to many people, even biologists!

Down with Doom: How the World Keeps Defying the Predictions of Pessimists

Matt Ridley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Matt Ridley

When I was a student, in the 1970s, the world was coming to an end. The adults told me so.

These Are the Good Old Days

Michael Shermer | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michael Shermer

Despite the relative gloom and doom brought about by the 2008 recession, and the recent downturn of the market and the meltdown and bailout of Greece,...

Libertarian Madness

Ben Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ben Cohen

As a free market ideologue, Matt Ridley should embrace the death of a bad idea -- it is natures way of saying "sorry buddy, you're wrong."