The BOOKOMI Podcast

58: Johan Norberg - Open: The Story of Human Progress

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Richard Kilgarriff shares OMI with Johan Norberg, the Swedish historian of ideas and a senior fellow at libertarian think tank The Cato Institute. Johan wants you to open your mind, your business and your borders to celebrate and build upon the progress we’ve made as human beings to date.
OPEN - THE STORY OF HUMAN PROGRESS  describes how we are the nicest and the nastiest of species, each and every one of us a trader and a tribalist, globalist and nationalist; capable of both open, creative collaboration and closed, vicious attacks on outsiders when feeling threatened by war, recessions, outsiders and pandemics.
If we don't embrace our essentially human ability to open up, are we destined to be yet another civilisation that disappears forever?