Matt Ridley at TED OxfordA fine talk.
Now in my 60s I find it sad how convincing and excellent this talk is, while I have lived a life during which I have been bombarded with doom-talk.
When I was young I ached to know what was happening during the Wimbledon tournament; this problem is gone, and certainly not reflected in ecenomic statistics. There is so much more that is just routine today that will not be reflected in economic statistics.
A great example is your ability to see this talk on the Internet.
I am reading Ridley's "The Rational Optimist" and will comment further.
But for the moment it is the inestimable Brad Paisley who has got it.