empathy inequality

To the Editor of The New York Times: Re "Where's the Empathy" by Nicholas Kristof: The empathy gap depicted by Nicholas Kristof is an ugly attitude of blaming, projection and distortion, yet even more complex and malignant than we might easily recognize. This gap perversely intensifies, as does the inequality that fuels it. Many of us, [...]

By | February 6th, 2015|Editorials|0 Comments

Equal Pay for Monkeys: a Case for Us All

Equal Pay for Monkeys: inequality impact on other primates. Pure charm, if not "pure" science. Very difficult not to extrapolate to humans. This YouTube clip is part of a longer TED presentation by Frans de Waal on Moral Behavior in Animals, a stunning piece on apparent empathy, cooperation, fairness, reciprocity, and caring about the well-being of [...]

By | March 11th, 2014|Empathy, Empathy Inequality, Social Justice|0 Comments

My Letter Published in New York Times re Dialogue with the Wealthy

To the Editor of the New York Times: Re “A Family Office for the Superrich, and Lessons for the Less Wealthy,” by Paul Sullivan (Wealth Matters column, Feb. 15): It is not an easy time to be wealthy. On some level, a laughable problem. But in this era when everyone from the pope, to our [...]

By | February 25th, 2014|Empathy, Empathy Inequality, Family Office, Social Justice|0 Comments

response to nobel laureate heckman on early childhood development

To the Editor of The New York Times: James J. Heckman suggests that “unfounded doubt and fear of doing things differently” are the primary deterrents to radical change in our investment in early childhood education. The neuroscience of early childhood development, however, suggests another factor: old brains. It is far more difficult for a member [...]

By | September 26th, 2013|Editorials|0 Comments