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Matthew White Ridley, 5th Viscount Ridley, (born 7 February 1958) is a British journalist and businessman. He is best known for his writings on science, the environment, and economics. He has written several science books, including The Red Queen: Sex and the Evolution of Human Nature (1994), Genome (1999), The Rational Optimist: How Prosperity Evolves (2010) and The Evolution of Everything: How Ideas Emerge (2015). He publishes a blog and has been a regular contributor to The Times newspaper. Ridley is a libertarian, and a staunch supporter of Brexit. He has been a Conservative hereditary peer since 2013, with a seat in the House of Lords.Ridley was chairman of the UK bank Northern Rock from 2004 to 2007, during which period it experienced the first run on a British bank in 130 years. He resigned, and the bank was bailed out by the UK government; this led to the nationalisation of Northern Rock.
Author of the books: "The China Dream", "Asian Godfathers" and "How Asia Works"
Gordon is a highly educated individual, having graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. from Harvard University in 1962. He further pursued his studies at Oxford University as a Marshall Scholar and obtained another B.A. in 1964. Completing his academic journey, he earned a Ph.D. from MIT in 1967, focusing on the topic of problems in the measurement of real investment in the U.S. private economy.
Marketer, engineer, physician, and entrepreneur. Founder and chairman of the X Prize Foundation, co-founder and executive chairman of Singularity University, and co-author of bestsellers Abundance and BOLD.
Author. Executive Director of the Flow Research Collective. Gravity Lover.
Environmental scientist, educator, and writer. Lead author of the books "The Limits to Growth" and "Thinking In Systems: A Primer".