Matt Ridley

Matt Ridley

Prosperity has brought complications. Our lives are busier, faster, more stressful. They're nostalgic for a simpler, slower time.More Matt Ridley quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
We consciously decide whether to consider people; we fall in love despite ourselves; we entirely fail to fall in love with people who fall in love with us. It is a mightily complicated business.More Matt Ridley quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Because it is a monopoly, government brings inefficiency and stagnation to most things it runs; government agencies pursue the inflation of their budgets rather than the service of their customers; pressure groups form an unholy alliance with agencies to extract more money from taxpayers for their members. Yet despite all this, most clever people still call for government to run more things and assume that if it did so, it would somehow be more perfect, more selfless, next time.More Matt Ridley quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Life is a Sisyphean race, run ever faster toward a finish line that is merely the start of the next raceMore Matt Ridley quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Ocean acidification looks suspiciously like a back-up plan by the environmental pressure groups in case the climate fails to warm: another try at condemning fossil fuels. [...] Even if the world warms as much as the consensus expects, the net harm still looks small alongside the real harm now being done by preventable causes; and if it does warm this much, it will be because more people are rich enough to afford to do something about it.More Matt Ridley quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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