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Author Robert Wright says humans are not simply wired to be compassionate — we have evolved to feel compassion out of self-interest.

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Political pundit Sally Kohn says we shouldn't worry as much about being politically correct; instead, she says, we need to focus on being emotionally correct.

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Religion scholar Karen Armstrong describes how compassion is the core principle in all world religions, in the form of the golden rule.

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Journalist and broadcaster Krista Tippett argues that overtly saintly and sappy connotations have made us lose touch with the true meaning of compassion — so she proposes a linguistic revival.

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Many business books try to help you get rich quick. But three of 2014's biggest sellers focused on unfairness and inequality. Economists say expect more: Books on inequality are riding a huge wave.

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