Have you read about Rational Optimism from Matt Ridley?

My summer reading began with yard sale book by Matt Ridley called, "Genome"...and it was excellent! That lead me to do some intenet searching and I found him talking on several sites about Rational Optimism.  He is well worth looking into and fun to listen to...Life is not as bad as Fox makes it sound!

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Comment by Michael R on June 26, 2012 at 2:09am

"we progress when we trade and we only really trade productively when we trust each other."
So you think then that a world run by China is a good idea?
Call me a pessimist.
Do you think that "specialise, trade, and hope that all your manufacturing does not get outsourced" is a sane policy?
Call me a pessimist.
The reality is that indiscrimate trade is transferring economic and miliary power from the US to China. The USA will never recover its economy until it starts producing things again.
The ideology of free trade is for simpletons. It's only half a policy. It's an unfinished symphony.
Call me a pessimist.

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