To be a responsible citizen today, it is not enough to be reasonable | Curio

To be a responsible citizen today, it is not enough to be reasonable

9 mins | Jan 20, 2021

An economist's view on how we can collectively solve the world’s most pressing issues. "Here is a thought-experiment: if you were given full range to create from scratch an ideal version of the average citizen for these turbulent times, which powers will you endow her with? Obviously, I don’t mean superhuman powers, but which moral, intellectual and temperamental make-up do you think she’ll need to thrive in our current environment? In other words, what kind of average Jane do we need so that we don’t collapse under the weight of our most pressing societal problems?" In this piece for Psyche magazine, Francisco Mejia Uribe shares a few ideas on how to identify the necessary basic qualities that an average society needs to collectively solve the world’s most pressing issues.

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