In an interview with CNN’s Fareed Zakaria, Former US President Bill Clinton said there are two books he would like people to read.
The first one is Abundance by Peter Diamandis. He says people should read this book because “they would see that while the headlines are really bad in the world today, the trend lines are pretty good. Extreme poverty is down. The health care is improving dramatically around the world. There are developments now which make me believe we might be able to do what we did in the 1990s, which is to use technological developments to create more jobs than we lose.”
Clinton’s second recommendation is The Social Conquest of Earth by E.O. Wilson. He says the book contains all known evidence about the history of life. He says, “The reason I would like them to read that is that he said if you look at all the species that have ever lived on planet Earth, the most successful were ants, termites, bees and people. Why? Because they’re the greatest cooperators.”