David Brooks

The social animal

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Columnist David Brooks unpacks new insights into human nature from the cognitive sciences — insights with massive implications for economics and politics as well as our own self-knowledge. In a talk full of humor, he shows how you can't hope to understand humans as separate individuals making choices based on their conscious awareness.

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David Brooks · Op-ed columnist

Writer and thinker David Brooks has covered business, crime and politics over a long career in journalism.

Writer and thinker David Brooks has covered business, crime and politics over a long career in journalism.