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THE AGE OF EMPATHY: Nature's Lessons for a Kinder Society

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What other primates can teach us about human nature.Addressing the question of whether it is possible to "combine a thriving economy with a humane society," zoologist de Waal (Psychology/Emory Univ.; Our Inner Ape, 2005, etc.) answers with a resounding yes, turning the tables on economists like Milton Friedman, who justify cutthroat competition based on the notion of survival-of-the-fittest. The ... Read full review

The Age of Empathy: Nature's Lessons for a Kinder Society

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De Waal (psychology, Emory Univ.; director, Living Links Ctr., Yerkes National Primate Research Ctr.) began his distinguished scientific career studying the brutal power struggles in chimpanzee ... Read full review

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