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.
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.
This event is livestream only.
AEI’s Philanthropic Freedom Project welcomes Bill Gates for an exclusive event at AEI.
This event will be livestreamed only. AEI and the Mind & Life Institute will host His Holiness the Dalai Lama and a group of eminent scholars, social leaders, and scientists for a major conference on how free enterprise, ethical leadership, human happiness, and an understanding of the mind can help those around the world searching for a better life.
Why the shift against unions? The auto industry is a good example. Adversarial unionism prevented the Detroit-based automakers from adopting the flexible labor relations employed by non-unionized foreign-based automakers.
In 2008, Democrats won both houses of Congress and the White House. They wasted no time in articulating a progressive agenda: Lifting up the poor, decreasing inequality, and curbing runaway income gains among the wealthiest Americans ranked high among their stated priorities. It has been five years. How has their project turned out?