Against the Grain

Against the Grain – December 14, 2004

Born to be Good?

Is the world in such turmoil because human beings are inherently, well, bad? Your convictions about the possibility of fundamental social change may hinge on your answer, on your beliefs about human nature. Psychology professor Dacher Keltner believes we’re hard-wired to be benevolent — and he has the evidence to back it up. (Encore presentation.)

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