*Matthew White Ridley, 5th Viscount Ridley, DL, FRSL, F Med Sci (born 7 February 1958), known commonly as Matt Ridley, is a British journalist who has written several popular science books. He is also a businessman and a Conservative member of the House of Lords.
Ridley is best known for his writings on science, the environment, and economics. He has written several science books including The Red Queen (1994), Genome (1999) and The Rational Optimist: How Prosperity Evolves (2010). In 2011, he won the Hayek Prize, which "honors the book published within the past two years that best reflects Hayek’s vision of economic and individual liberty."* http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matt_Ridley
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