15 August 2010

In this fascinating TED talk, British author Matt Ridley argues that, through history, the engine of human progress and prosperity has been, and is, "ideas having sex with each other."  A few quotes to whet your appetite:
"Trade is ten times older than farming."
"What's relevant to a society is how well people are communicating their ideas and how well they're cooperating, now how clever the individuals are." 

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