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How Innovation Works: And Why It Flourishes in Freedom, with Matt Ridley
Innovation is the main cause of the great enrichment of the world in recent centuries and the doubling of average human lifespan. Yet it's a phenomenon that nobody fully understands. Why does it happen when and where it does? In this talk Viscount Ridley will argue that we need to see innovation as an emergent, serendipitous, evolutionary and collaborative process resulting from the free exchange of goods and services, rather than a consequence of deliberate planning.

This webinar will include a 30-minute presentation followed by a 15-minute question and answer period where attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions directly to the presenter.

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Feb 25, 2021 12:00 PM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Matt Ridley
Member of House of Lords
Matt Ridley's books have sold over a million copies, been translated into 31 languages and won several awards. His books include The Red Queen, Genome, The Rational Optimist and The Evolution of Everything. His book on “How Innovation Works” was published in 2020. He joined the House of Lords in February 2013 and has served on the science and technology select committee and the artificial intelligence select committee. He created the Mind and Matter column in the Wall Street Journal in 2010, and was a columnist for the Times 2013-2018.