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Ridley doesn’t buy it.
“If you look at where the solutions come from, they come from optimistic people living in rich places, like Steve Jobs, or Archimedes in ancient Greece, or Leonardo in Renaissance Italy. ... It’s the pessimists who are the complacent ones these days, because they’re the ones saying: ‘This is as good as it can get. We can’t make it any better.’”
But we can make it better. All it takes is rule of law and limited government. If government will just stay out of the bar, and stop bossing the patrons around, ideas will meet and mate and produce wonderful things.
John Stossel is host of Stossel on the Fox Business Network.
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