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Matt Ridley

Matt Ridley is the award-winning, bestselling author of several books, including The Rational Optimist: How Prosperity Evolves ; Genome: The Autobiography of a Species in 23 Chapters ; and The Red Queen: Sex and the Evolution of Human Nature . His books have sold more than one million copies in thirty languages worldwide. He writes regularly for The Times (London) and The Wall Street Journal , and is a member of the House of Lords. He lives in England.