Dec 4, 2017
Both Daron Acemoglu (MIT economist and co-author of Why Nations
Fail) and Dacher Keltner (Berkeley psychologist and author of many
books including Born to Be Good) have appeared on Mixed Mental Arts
before. They both were amazing and Bryan Couldn't pronounce either
of their names. That is reason enough to bring them back and
put them on together to see what happens. But, wait. There's more.
Because these two together have the power to do something
unprecedented in human history.
At least since Plato's Republic, humans have debated the best form of government. (Plato thought it was a "Philosopher King" aka give someone like Plato or Bryan absolute power but recognized that democracy was the least bad system.) However, this has long been an endless debate in which people make the case for the system of government they're biased towards and then dismiss every other opinion as biased. In fact, this highly predictable criticism was leveled at Daron Acemoglu and his co-author James Robinson in the wake of Why Nations Fail.
Also, we're starting a campaign to have them write a book together. James Robinson should come along too. Tweet them with #RealHolyTrinity if you want them to do it. Guest Links Website: greatergood.berkeley.edu/ Twitter: twitter.com/drdaronacemoglu