RealClear Radio Hour Podcast: Marian Tupy, Matt Ridley

30 Mar

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The Measure of Human Achievement
MAR 29, 2014
Marian Tupy, editor of HumanProgress.org and Senior Policy Analyst at the Cato Institute, introduces this new website, which culls the best resources on development, health, and progress—and illustrates the massive improvements in our global economic, social, and cultural situation, despite the doomsayers’ drumbeat.

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Why We Should Be Optimistic About the Future
MAR 29, 2014
Matt Ridley, author of The Rational Optimist, recounts the long, flawed history of pessimistic predictions and invites us to examine the facts behind our inexorable march of progress. To illustrate, he describes how agriculture is supporting our growing population at an ever lower cost to the environment. As a result, human well-being and life expectancy are improving at rates previously unimaginable, notwithstanding man-made disasters like biofuel policy.

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One Response to “RealClear Radio Hour Podcast: Marian Tupy, Matt Ridley”

  1. goldfinchcove@ec.rr.com March 30, 2014 at 2:40 pm #

    Radio is great, but I miss your regular articles. Hope you are well

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