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Is The World Getting Worse? Matt Ridley Doesn’t Think So | The Show

Is The World Getting Worse? Matt Ridley Doesn’t Think So | The Show

Are people overly pessimistic about the state of the world for no good reason? Should we be more optimistic about where we are?

We sat down with Matt Ridley to discuss what the future holds for humanity and the many reasons to be optimistic about where we are headed.

Throughout Matt Ridley’s career, he has worked as a journalist, author, businessman, and member of the House of Lords. In his book, “The Rational Optimist,” he makes the case for an economics of hope, arguing that the benefits of commerce, technology, innovation, and change will inevitably increase human prosperity.

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[00:00] Intro

[03:12] The Rational Optimist

[07:42] Is pessimism anything new?

[16:21] Motivation by fear vs. reason

[22:21] Authority pretends to know more than it does

[29:07] Top-down vs. bottom-up systems

[36:06] Is apocalyptic climate alarmism justified?

[42:34] The nuclear power paradox

[46:13] Headlines aren’t evidence

[51:34] “Noble lies” deplete trust

[55:12] How Innovation Works

[1:03:19] You’re lucky to be alive right now

[1:06:11] Outro


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Dad Saves America is a channel dedicated to celebrating heroic fatherhood while teaching the next generation of fathers strategies they can utilize in parenting their children. We believe strong children come from a strong family. We’ve had many experts in the studio, including Jonathan Haidt, Mike Yates, Lenore Skenazy, Warren Farrell, Matt Ridley, Martin Gurri, and Michael Strong.

Dad Saves America
Dad Saves America
Dad Saves America is all about celebrating dads and fatherhood. Fatherhood is the greatest opportunity to make a positive impact you will have in your lifetime. We’re figuring out how to raise a generation of resilient, independent-minded kids who are ready to embrace freedom in their future. Top experts and engaging personalities, including Adam Carolla, Dr. Drew Pinsky, Adam Curry, Daymond John, and Jay Glazer, trade stories of childhood, parenthood, and all the issues impacting how we raise our kids with host John Papola.