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The Case Against Empathy

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In order to help others, we generally try to put ourselves in their shoes. That’s a step in the wrong direction, says Yale researcher Paul Bloom. He joins us to make the case that empathy actually leads us to terrible decisions in everything from relationships to medical care to criminal justice. He writes about his findings in “Against Empathy: The Case for Rational Compassion” (Harper Collins).