An Embarrassment of Riches offers a holistic approach to wealth and offers a welcome perspective that allows us to live fuller, richer lives. It begins with a robust survey of the many ways our lives are becoming longer, easier, safer, healthier, and more prosperous. Among the many subjects explored are American exceptionalism, the extraordinary power of economic freedom, the lifesaving role of medicine and technology, the life-extending benefits of optimism, the radical theology of Thomas Jefferson, the keys to civility and greatness, the wisdom of Confucius and Aristotle, the ability of beauty to enrich our lives, and even one artist’s thought-provoking take on how to defeat death.
Praise for An Embarrassment of Riches
"In An Embarrassment of Riches, Alex Green reveals a decidedly different world than the one we get from the 24-hour news cycle. By virtually every measure of human well-being, we are living in the best of times. If you're concerned about the future, this is the case for rational optimism. Enthusiastically recommended."
― Joel F. Wade, PhD, author of Mastering Happiness
"An unrepentant optimist, Alex Green here counters the emotional but nonfactual arguments of the doomsday pundits. The truth is we've never had it so good―and I believe the uplifting worldview, so eloquently expressed in these pages, will prevail."
― Mark Skousen, Editor of Forecasts & Strategies, founder of FreedomFest and bestselling author of Investing in One Lesson, The Big Three in Economics, The Making of Modern economics and Maxims of Wall Street
"An Embarrassment of Riches is a superb collection of essays that looks clearly at the challenge of finding meaning and perspective in our post-modern world. The insights here are not just thought-provoking but deeply inspiring."
― Michael Masterson, bestselling author of Automatic Wealth, The Reluctant Entrepreneur and Seven Years to Seven Figures
"This book is a beacon. With each page, Alex reminds us―with characteristic insight and wit―that there is much to be thankful for, if we would only open our eyes and see."