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Video Clips From Speaker Events And Interviews

You will find a selection of videos here taken at international events where Matt Ridley has been speaking about his book the Rational Optimist and his views on evolution, genetics and society. The clips also include radio and TV interviews.

 

 

A New Perspective on Climate Change
Thursday, June 26, 2014
Freedom and Optimism: Humanity's Triumph
Monday, November 18, 2013
2012 Julian L. Simon Memorial Award Dinner
Friday, June 21, 2013
Matt Ridley Deep Optimism
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Clip - Beyond the Rational - Matt Ridley - Zeitgeist 2012
Thursday, June 13, 2013
Matt Ridley on How Fossil Fuels are Greening the Planet
Friday, March 15, 2013
CIS, Sydney, 16.6.11
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Zurich Minds 17.12.2011
An 18-minute talk on the collective brain at Zurich Minds, December 2011
Tuesday, February 07, 2012
City of ideas
Matt Ridley at the Cuidad de Las Ideas, Puebla, Mexico, November 2010
Thursday, February 09, 2012
PBS Newshour: The Evolution of Prosperity
Thursday, February 16, 2012
The Rational Optimist
Was life really better in the past? The Rational Optimist says "we're all kings now" because of exchange and specialisation.
Thursday, February 16, 2012
Authors at Google: The Rational Optimist
Thursday, February 16, 2012
ReasonTV interview: When Ideas Have Sex
Matt Ridley discusses The Rational Optimist on Reason.tv
Thursday, February 16, 2012
Is it okay to be optimistic?
http://beta.wnyc.org/shows/lopate/2010/may/18/rational-optimist/
Thursday, February 16, 2012
The Rational Optimist: Intensive Farming
Although people generally are optimistic about their own lives, they are pessimistic about the future of the planet. But there's good reason to believe that the more progress we make, and the richer we get, the better off the planet will be.
Thursday, February 16, 2012
The Rational Optimist
Thursday, February 16, 2012
Noam Kustucki @ TEDx Warsaw
Thursday, February 16, 2012
Reason.tv interview
Thursday, February 16, 2012
Pictet Matt Ridley - Feb 2012
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Beyond the Rational - Matt Ridley - Zeitgeist 2012
Thursday, August 16, 2012