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.
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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?
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Join Lerman, Wilcox, and a group of distinguished scholars and commentators for the release of Lerman and Wilcox’s report, which examines the relationships among and policy implications of marriage, family structure, and economic success in America.
Please join AEI for a book forum moderated by Last and featuring five of these leading conservative voices. By the time the forum is over, attendees may be on their way to discovering an entirely different — and better — moral universe.
Join us, as experts discuss their predictions for whether the United States will strike a nuclear deal with Iran ahead of the November 24 deadline, and the repercussions of the possible outcomes.
Please join Author James Grant and AEI senior economists for a discussion about Grant's book, "The Forgotten Depression: 1921: The Crash That Cured Itself" (Simon & Schuster, 2014).