TED presents Jonathan Haidt studies how and why we evolved to be moral. He outlines: If an asteroid were headed for Earth, we’d all band together and figure out how to stop it, just like in the movies, right? And yet, when faced with major, data-supported, end-of-the-world problems in real life, too often we retreat into partisan shouting and stalemate. Why is this and how could we work together? He presents a mainly US centered perspective of politics but broaden the analysis to global problems.
Jonathan Haidt: How common threats can make common (political) ground
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