After we produced this program, Krista sat down with Chris Farrell, APM's chief economics correspondent, to get a broader perspective on the field of neuroeconomics.
In a few breathtaking months, we've culturally moved from seeing Wall Street as an icon of thriving civil society to discussing its workings with book titles like House of Cards and Animal Spirits. As part of our ongoing Repossessing Virtue series, we look at what science is learning about trust, fair play, and empathy — and what these qualities have to do with human character and economics.
On the Economic Crisis in Biological Terms
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We spoke with Dr. Sternberg for our Repossessing Virtue series on the moral and spiritual aspects of the economic crisis. She describes it as a "perfect storm" for stress, and suggests ways to alleviate stress and improve our personal and communal health.
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