Review: Of parasites, trust and morality

April 5, 2012

Without trust, society splits into warring tribes and parasites prosper. Moral psychologist Jonathan Haidt explores the roots of the left/right divide in “The Righteous Mind,” while security expert Bruce Schneier says in “Liars & Outliers” that all societies need a few defectors.

Review: Zero margin call

April 4, 2014

Capitalism is dying, says Jeremy Rifkin in a new book. The wealthy can no longer expect to get rich at the expense of those wanting access to capital. As profit becomes a thing of the past, the age of collaboration is dawning. It is an intriguing but unconvincing thesis.