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New Best of the Web talk: Jeremy Rifkin

Posted by: Matthew Trost
Jeremy Rifkin RSA Animate
Jeremy Rifkin on “the empathic civilization”

In this talk from RSA Animate, bestselling author Jeremy Rifkin investigates the evolution of empathy and the profound ways it has shaped human development and society.

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  • ed whyman commented on Sep 3 2010

    full comment is http://whymandesign.posterous.com (the comment got cut off:)

  • ed whyman commented on Sep 3 2010

    Love it all. These animations make audio so much more enjoyable:)

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    A.
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    B.
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