Edward Glaeser: The Presumption of Decency


All those aggressive drivers, dreadful waiters, and clueless politicians may not be as terrible as we think. Instead of letting hatred cloud his judgment, economist Edward Glaeser says he prefers to see others as decent people doing the best they can.

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Edward Glaeser is a professor of economics at Harvard. His research focuses on urban growth, and the role of cities in fostering and transmitting ideas. Glaeser is also a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, and a columnist for The New York Sun.