A molecular-biologist-turned-Buddhist-monk says altruism is the answer to many of the world's most pressing challenges. Can concern for others help solve wealth inequality, climate change and world hunger?
Jeremy Rifkin, president of the Foundation on Economic Trends, discusses his new book. He envisions a not-too-distant future in which our economy will be based not on buying and selling material goods, but on the availability of intangible services.
- Jeremy Rifkin president of the Foundation on Economic Trends. His other books include "The Hydrogen Economy," "The Biotech Century," and "The End of Work."
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