Our 'Pursuit of Happiness' is Killing the Planet

Senior Fellow James Traub wrote an op-ed in The New York Times about the challenges of balancing individual choice with collective survival in a time of climate change and pandemic risk.

"We will have to strike a new equilibrium between what society has the right to demand of us and what we have a right to retain for ourselves," he writes, reflecting on how liberal individualism cannot respond effectively to these challenges without a commitment to democratic consultation and cooperation.

Read the full op-ed at The New York Times here.

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Mar 06, 2020
James Traub