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This review is from: The Rational Optimist: How Prosperity Evolves (Hardcover)
How amusing that this super-optimist has learnt nothing from his irrational overoptimism when he was Chairman of Northern Rock - the first British bank to collapse in living memory. Ridley got out of it lightly scratched, but most of the bank's customers ended up as the walking wounded - or not even walking! We should all know now that maximization of shareholder value does not work in the public interest.