Does capitalism prey on the downtrodden or provide a path to economic freedom? This debate has pitted liberals against conservatives for decades. Social psychologist Jonathan Haidt posits that both narratives offer some truths. His eloquent, entertaining argument proffers a definition for capitalism that may bridge the chasm between both sides of the political debate and create common ground for progress. Though Haidt’s solution is a touch idealistic, getAbstract recommends his worthy report to politicians, business executives, and economic and social reformists.
In this summary, you will learn
- How “tame problems” and “wicked problems” differ,
- Why political polarization is a wicked problem, and
- How to bridge the gap between the political left and right in a way that will accommodate both sides of the divide.
About the Speaker
Jonathan Haidt is a professor of ethical leadership at New York University’s Stern School of Business.