May 25, 2023
Social Psychologist Sara Konrath* discusses the personal happiness that arises through the act of giving. She also considers how to teach empathy. An old line is "It is better to give than to receive," which plays out at a practical level in this discussion.
*Sara Konrath is a social psychologist and Associate...
May 17, 2023
The new book by Sheila Suess Kennedy and Morton Marcus, "From Property to Partner: Women's Progress and Political Resistance," describes the trajectory of women's emancipation over the last century. Both commentary about history and extensive statistical data are provided in their 80-page review.
May 13, 2023
John C. DePrez Jr. , former publisher of The Shelbyville News, and now editor of The Indiana Economic Digest, talks about the history and prospects for potentially successful modern journalism.
May 6, 2023
Morton Marcus discusses the recently-released Indiana Univerisity Strategic Plan. He considers priorities he would reduce or eliminate, such as collaborating with others towards economic development, and goals he would include or emphasize, such as teaching teachers. John then questions the value, in general, of...
Apr 26, 2023
According to Gene Tempel, who is Founding Dean Emeritus, Professor Of Philanthropic Studies, IU Lilly Family School of Philantropy, more than $400 billion per year supports projects and causes, and, he believes, this is democracy in action, because individuals who find themselves unable to modify public policy...