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ISBN: 9780061452055
Per Boek Wijzer Auteur: Matt Ridley

Taal: engels

ife is getting better and at an accelerating rate. Food availability, income, and life span are up; disease, child mortality, and violence are down all across the globe. Though the world is far from perfect, necessities and luxuries alike are getting cheaper; popu-lation growth is slowing; Africa is following Asia out of poverty; the Internet. the mobile phone, and container shipping are enriching people's lives as never before. The pessimists who dominate public discourse insist that we will soon reach a turning point and things will start to get worse. But they have been saying this for two hundred years. Yet Matt Ridley does more than describe how things are getting better. He explains why. Prosperity comes from everybody working for everybody else. The habit of exchange and specialization which started more than 100,000 years ago has created a collective brain that sets human living standards on a rising trend. The mutual dependence, trust, and sharing that result are causes for hope, not despair. 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 change. It ends with a confident assertion that thanks to the ceaseless capacity of the human race for I. innovative change, and despite inevitable disasters along the way, the twenty-first century will see both human prosperity and natural biodiversity enhanced. Acute, refreshing, and revelatory, The Rational Optimist will change your way of 0 thinking about the world for the better.
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    NUR 400
    Aantal pagina's 438 pagina's
    Afmetingen 24,1 x 16,5 x 3,8 cm
    Auteur Matt Ridley
    Bindwijze Bindwijze overig
    Category Boeken
    Category Sociologie
    Category Maatschappij
    Category Geschiedenis
    Category Economie
    Category Persoonlijke ontwikkeling
    Category Economie & Bedrijf
    Category Communicatievaardigheden
    Category Geschiedenis & Maatschappij
    Druk 1e druk
    Extra groot lettertype Nee
    Rubriekspad <Boeken><Persoonlijke ontwikkeling>
    Rubriekspad <Boeken><Geschiedenis & Maatschappij><Geschiedenis>
    Rubriekspad <Boeken><Geschiedenis & Maatschappij>
    Rubriekspad <Boeken><Economie & Bedrijf><Economie>
    Rubriekspad <Boeken><Geschiedenis & Maatschappij><Sociologie>
    Rubriekspad <Boeken><Geschiedenis & Maatschappij><Maatschappij>
    Rubriekspad <Boeken><Persoonlijke ontwikkeling><Communicatievaardigheden>
    Illustraties Met illustraties
    ISBN13 9780061452055
    Originele taal en
    Taal Engels
    Uitgever HarperCollins Publishers Inc
    Verschijningsdatum mei 2010
  • label Onderwerpen