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There has to be a moral case for any economic system. The cultural variables that lie behind a happier life are fourfold: faith, family, community and work.
The American economy is splitting in two. Opportunity is plentiful for the wealthy and well-educated, but it is drying up for the bottom half. What can Washington do? After decades of research and hands-on experience, American Enterprise Institute President Arthur Brooks offers surprising solutions in this AEI Vision Talk.
The Dalai Lama’s teaching defies freighted ideological labels. His secret to human flourishing is the development of every individual. But he does not advocate an every-man-for-himself economy. He insists that while free enterprise could be a blessing, it is not guaranteed to be so.
Political Washington is of a flock of ducks, visibly consisting of glistening feathers and preening heads, while beneath the surface there’s a lot of furious paddling going on.
Charitable giving improves what psychologists call “self-efficacy,” one’s belief that one is capable of handling a situation and bringing about a desired outcome. When people give their time or money to a cause they believe in, they become problem solvers. Problem solvers are happier than bystanders and victims of circumstance.
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AEI’s Philanthropic Freedom Project welcomes Bill Gates for an exclusive event at AEI.