Category: Civil Centre

Wired to Co-operate?

Natalie Angier (natalieangier.com)

According to Natalie Angier:

What feels as good as chocolate on the tongue or money in the bank but won’t make you fat or risk a subpoena from the Securities and Exchange Commission? Hard as it may be to believe in these days of infectious greed and sabres unsheathed, scientists have discovered that the small, brave act of cooperating with another person, of choosing trust over cynicism, generosity over selfishness, makes the brain light up with quiet joy.

For more on the Emory University study:

We’re Wired to Cooperate – New York Times

What money can’t buy

Stanford Social Innovation Review has an interesting review on the new book by Micheal Sandel on the limits of markets and the value of civil society (here). Going by the strength of this review it will be on the Distribusi reading list.