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Cato Upcoming Events http://www.cato.org/events/calendar.html events@cato.org The Cato Institute seeks to broaden the parameters of public policy debate to allow consideration of the traditional American principles of limited government, individual liberty, free markets and peace. Toward that goal, the Institute strives to achieve greater involvement of the intelligent, concerned lay public in questions of policy and the proper role of government. en-us​Thu, 20 May 2010 12:00:00 -0400 The Rational Optimist: How Prosperity Evolves (Book Forum)​http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CatoEvents/~3/4NMNtduCA6w/event.php​<p></p> <p><p><span style="margin: 5px 5px 7px 10px; text-align: center; float: right; clear: right; text-declaration: none; color: #955B36; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; TEXT-ALIGN: center; FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial;"><a href="http://www.amazon.com/Rational-Optimist-How-Prosperity-Evolves/dp/006145205X/?tag=catoinstitute-20" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.cato.org/images/bookstore/rational_optimist_130px.jpg" alt="The Rational Optimist" width="130" height="198" style="border:1px solid #000;"></a><br /> <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Rational-Optimist-How-Prosperity-Evolves/dp/006145205X/?tag=catoinstitute-20" target="_blank" style="color: #955B36; text-declaration: none;">Purchase book</a></span>Our economy is hurting, and many see environmental degradation as a looming threat. Unfortunately, the proposed solutions for getting humanity back on track are, in fact, rejections of the very factors that guided us from the poverty of our ancestors to the prosperity of today.</p> <p>In his book, <em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/dp/006145205X/?tag=catoinstitute-20" target="_blank">The Rational Optimist: How Prosperity Evolves</a></em>, bestselling author Matt Ridley (<em>The Red Queen</em>, <em>The Origins of Virtue</em>, <em>Genome</em>) draws on the work of Adam Smith and Charles Darwin to present a history of cultural and economic evolution &#8212; a story of progress driven not by the heavy hand of rulers but by bottom-up innovation, specialization of labor, and freedom of trade. He uses the insights this historical perspective offers to address some of today's most pressing issues, from the financial crisis to energy scarcity to globalization. Join us for a discussion of the book by the author, with commentary from Robin Hanson, associate professor of economics at George Mason University.</p></p><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/CatoEvents?a=4NMNtduCA6w:8MvKJhE669w:yIl2AUoC8zA"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/CatoEvents?d=yIl2AUoC8zA" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/CatoEvents?a=4NMNtduCA6w:8MvKJhE669w:dnMXMwOfBR0"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/CatoEvents?d=dnMXMwOfBR0" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/CatoEvents?a=4NMNtduCA6w:8MvKJhE669w:F7zBnMyn0Lo"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/CatoEvents?i=4NMNtduCA6w:8MvKJhE669w:F7zBnMyn0Lo" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/CatoEvents?a=4NMNtduCA6w:8MvKJhE669w:V_sGLiPBpWU"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/CatoEvents?i=4NMNtduCA6w:8MvKJhE669w:V_sGLiPBpWU" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/CatoEvents?a=4NMNtduCA6w:8MvKJhE669w:qj6IDK7rITs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/CatoEvents?d=qj6IDK7rITs" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/CatoEvents?a=4NMNtduCA6w:8MvKJhE669w:l6gmwiTKsz0"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/CatoEvents?d=l6gmwiTKsz0" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/CatoEvents?a=4NMNtduCA6w:8MvKJhE669w:gIN9vFwOqvQ"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/CatoEvents?i=4NMNtduCA6w:8MvKJhE669w:gIN9vFwOqvQ" border="0"></img></a> </div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/CatoEvents/~4/4NMNtduCA6w" height="1" width="1"/>