Ronald Bailey has an excellent piece in the October print edition of Reason Magazine entitled, "The End of Doom" and a recently released book with the same title. It's a nice counterweight to the oft-heard refrain that the world is going to hell.
Here are a a few quotes I found particularly interesting. In critiquing Rachel Carson's Silent Spring:
In discussing our out-sized fears of cancers from synthetic chemicals and of biotechnology:
He ends with some choice words about the precautionary principle.