Capitalism, Adam Smith, and Controlling Consumption Focus of KAZI Book Review
Tune in Monday at 8 a.m. CST for my interview with Peter Whybrow, author of THE WELL-TUNED BRAIN: Neuroscience & THE LIFE WELL LIVED on on KAZI Book Review on KAZI 88.7FM in Austin, Texas.
In Peyer Whybrow’s new book, he tries to answer two questions, and I quote: First, why is it that human beings tend to consume excessively in a resource-rich environment, and second, why despite our growing conscious awareness of the challenges we face do we find it difficult to change our ways?
In our interview we discussed the philosophy behind capitalism, the short term nature of human beings that can drive our behavior to the detriment of our longterm needs, and the moral and social constraints necessary to keep our behavior and capitalism from overtaking the greater good for humanity.
Peter Whybrow, M.D. is Director of the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior and a Professor of Psychiatry at the University of California in Los Angeles (UCLA). He is the author of numerous scientific papers and six books, including A MOOD APART: The Thinker’s Guide to Emotion and its Disorder, which is widely acclaimed as the definitive guide to the experience and science of mood and its disorder, written expressly for the general public.