David Brooks on the social animal

This is an interesting film of David Brooks talking about education, emotion and how we need to recognise that people are social animals. Much of his argument is closely connected to the arguments that I talked about discovering in the Decisive Moment. In essence he argues that there are limitations to conscious rationality and that people are highly complex, but that this complexity is great and often leads to better decisions than a narrow rational approach. Brooks also starts to talk about how narrow rationalist approaches have warped policy development and I’d like to hear more about what he’s got to say about that.

 

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