The Rational Optimist

In The Rational Optimist, author Matt Ridley challenges common pessimistic notions about the world including poverty and climate change. His thesis is that, by and large, the world is actually doing much better now than it ever has been. I picked this up because it was on sale in Kindle, and it had been on my list for quite some time. I enjoyed it, and it paired really well with the book I read next (Factfulness).