29 April 2010

"We're all kings now"

Via Katherine Mangu-Ward, the trailer for Matt Ridley's latest book, The Rational Optimist: How Prosperity Evolves. I'll let it speak for itself, but I do want to note that not only is the average (or even below-average) Westerner better off that the Sun King, we have it better than kings and emperors and presidents did as recently as 50 or 100 years ago.

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