Matt Ridley – Zeitgeist 2012

Beyond the Rational Optimist

Category: Psychology, Video

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4 Responses to “The Rational Optimist: How Prosperity Evolves”

  1. Greg0658 says:

    my fav spot was 3:45ish – veil of tears – impoverished of our possible future

    but to douse the gooshy feel – a minute earlier the list .. is also the perfect storm in a world of diminishing food & fuel stuffs under these OpSys rules

    generally would I rather be living today or any other period of time on planet earth .. me, I had a darn good life (have’g still) thanks in advance for keep’g it that way

  2. warren.buffett says:

    doom porn sells, optimism doesn’t.

    zerohedge, schiff are heroes because they serve doom porn.

    but, market, reality will very soon deliver it’s verdict on gold peddlers.

  3. Greg0658 says:

    I wonder’d what discipline Matt came from to be so inciteful .. and the Wiki page provided that .. generational pass down banking and some publishing

    to cross post for the penny I will find cemented to a sidewalk today (still an ice sheet out there)
    (am I considered an internet bully)
    cross to 6 Harsh Truths via Cracked
    real worth generating is very difficult in this modern age .. as I’ve stated (paraphrased) “build something and watch the whale eat your baby” – but in light of this piece – we have built an OpSys that as you try “the needs of the many are supported” and in my 99% hat “YAH & they get a pretty good chunk – but whata ya gonna do”

  4. Greg0658 says:

    reading pg2 now on lapPC – my aPad wanted permission
    I see my above crosslink link is in that pg2

    so here are 2 more pennies
    The Verve Pipe – Spoonful of Sugar (Liberals verses Conservatives)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQINmL1H95I

    and better than the original BUT
    Somebody That I Used to Know – Walk off the Earth (Gotye – Cover)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d9NF2edxy-M&list=SP28C14FA6792ADCB4

    .
    now I’m gonna dream up something of my own to pitch