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Ill Literacy, Episode XI: How Innovation Works (Guest: Matt Ridley)

September 21, 2020

In Episode XI of Ill Literacy, Tim Benson talks with Matt Ridley about his book, "How Innovation Works: And Why It Flourishes in Freedom."

Heartland’s Tim Benson is joined by Matt Ridley to discuss his book, How Innovation Works: And Why It Flourishes in Freedom. They talk about this history of innovation, going all the way back to prehistory, and then touch on what Ridley considers innovation’s “essentials.” They also chat about how innovation is a gradual, “bottom-up” phenomenon, how science isn’t always the parent of innovation, and what the United States and Europe need to do better to unleash their full innovative potential.

Get the book here: https://www.harpercollins.com/products/how-innovation-works-matt-ridley?variant=32117444444194

Show Notes:

American Enterprise Institute: VIDEO: How innovation works: A book event with Matt Ridley

https://www.aei.org/events/webinar-how-innovation-works-a-book-event-with-matt-ridley/

The Daily Telegraph: Sherelle Jacobs – How Innovation Works by Matt Ridley review: the real mother of invention? It's not necessity

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/books/what-to-read/innovation-works-matt-ridley-review-real-mother-invention-not/

EconTalk: Matt Ridley on How Innovation Works

https://www.econtalk.org/matt-ridley-on-how-innovation-works/

Forbes: Calum Chance – How Innovation Works

https://www.forbes.com/sites/cognitiveworld/2020/06/01/how-innovation-works/#1ddaf7517ea9

Hudson Institute: VIDEO: Author Matt Ridley on "How Innovation Works: And Why It Flourishes in Freedom"

https://www.hudson.org/events/1852-video-event-author-matt-ridley-on-how-innovation-works-and-why-it-flourishes-in-freedom-82020

National Review: Robert Zubrin – Innovating the World

https://www.nationalreview.com/2020/06/book-review-how-innovation-works-matt-ridley/#slide-1

Quillette: Logan Chipkin – How Innovation Works—A Review

https://quillette.com/2020/05/29/how-innovation-works-a-review/

The Remnant: Ridley Me This & Ridley Returns

https://remnant.thedispatch.com/p/ridley-me-this-e74

https://remnant.thedispatch.com/p/ridley-returns-00b

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Tim Benson joined The Heartland Institute in September 2015 as a policy analyst in the Government Relations Department.
TBenson@heartland.org @BenceAthwart