Another Good News Update

With all the economic doom and gloom, it’s always worth looking at the sunnier side. Not just to be optimistic, but because it’s a fact that overall things are getting better. Generally speaking, over a long enough period of time, things always tend to get better.

I wrote a while ago about MP Douglas Carswell’s reality check on how things are getting better from the global view. Well, Jeff Randall has also pointed out very recently the ways in which the economy is improving even in the UK. As he points out:

Retail sales are up, manufacturing is improving, car sales are up, house prices are up, share prices are up and employment is at a record high.

So thinks are slowly but surely getting better. I know it’s hard to see it right now, and there’s things the government can/should do (like significant cuts in the unproductive – i.e. state sector so that the productive sector can keep more of its wealth-creating income) but even on the (too) slow and steady path we’re on right now, I think  we’ll get there.

Matt Ridley: Fossil Fuels are ‘Greening’ the Planet

In a special talk for the guys at Reason, an encouraging and fascinating talk from Matt Ridley: