The Unique Stupidity of the Last Decade in America
In this episode of the Breaking the Fever podcast, we speak with Jonathan Haidt about social media and how these platforms have changed social relationships and political discourse, and how this impacts business. We also talked about structural stupidity, and how giving everyone a voice is not necessarily the panacea everyone thought it to be.
Jonathan Haidt is a social psychologist at New York University’s Stern School of Business and the author of several bestselling books, including The Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas Are Setting Up a Generation for Failure, and The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion. Haidt’s research examines the intuitive foundations of morality, and how morality varies across cultures––including the cultures of progressive, conservatives, and libertarians. His goal is to help people understand each other, live, and work near each other, and even learn from each other despite their moral differences.