Tag Archive for Matt Ridley

A Few Links For The New Year, It’s Not All Bad

There are many reasons to remain positive. Update: also see: Chart of the (perhaps) greatest and most remarkable achievement in human history In the first link below, note the deaths from war and extreme weather. The biggest shocker of 2013? That…

Why The Rise In Autism and Food Allergies?

Matt Ridley‘s idea here is definitely provocative, but I can’t help think there might very well be something to it. Matt Ridley on ‘An Epidemic of Absence’ – WSJ.com: Your great-grandparents faced infectious diseases that hardly threaten you today: tuberculosis, polio,…

The Body Count of Rice Red Tape

This is nothing less than disgraceful. Matt Ridley on the Copenhagen Consensus, Rice and Red Tape – WSJ.com: The evidence for micronutrients has been getting stronger. Studies from Guatemala, following up children for 30 years, find that good early nutrition…