The Rational Optimist

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A 30th Anniversary Celebration of
PERC—Property and Environment Research Center

featuring guest speaker
Matt Ridley, author of
The Rational Optimist—How Prosperity Evolves

Friday, June 25, 2010
5 p.m.
Riverside Country Club
2500 Spring Hill Rd
Bozeman

PERC will celebrate its 30th anniversary with New York Times best-selling author and former editor of The Economist, Matt Ridley at the Riverside Country Club, beginning with drinks and hors d'oeuvres at 5 p.m. The talk will begin at 5:30 p.m. with ample time following the presentation to engage in discussion before adjourning at 6:30 p.m.

In his new book, The Rational Optimist—How Prosperity Evolves HarperCollins 2010), Ridley turns from exploring human nature to investigating human progress. His presentation will offer a counterblast to the prevailing pessimism of our age, and prove that life is getting better. As the mayor of London recently wrote, Matt Ridley offers "an elegant and devastating rejoinder to all gloom-merchants everywhere."

Cost:  $50 per person—includes a complimentary copy of The Rational Optimist, list price $26.99.  Registration deadline: Tuesday, June 22.

Online and mail-in reservations are closed.

For more informatin on registration, call the PERC office at 406-587-9591.

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Matt Ridley has been a scientist, journalist and businessman. With BA and DPhil degrees from Oxford University, he worked for the Economist for nine years as science editor, Washington correspondent and American editor, before becoming a self-employed writer and businessman. He was founding chairman of the International Centre for Life in...
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