Money Degrades Our Ability to Empathize

Pacific Standard: Given the tone-deaf comments a wealthy political figure recently made while addressing some equally affluent donors, you’d almost think money makes a person less able to relate to the feelings of others. And, according to newly published research, you’d be absolutely right. “Financial incentives lead individuals to see More

Yes We Can Go Forward and Believe in America! When did US campaign slogans become self-help mantras?

New Statesman: Something’s happened to US campaign slogans. Something affirmative. Inspiring. Motivational. Yes! They’ve become self-help mantras. Romney has his rather hectoring “Believe in America” and Obama the grammatically pointed “Forward.” – the much discussed full stop signifying, apparently, a mind set on its course. Last election, of course, we More