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Gary Olson: Are some cultures better than others at cultivating empathy?

Gary Olson: Are some cultures better than others at cultivating empathy?

Today's pop quiz: Which of the following countries has the most medical professionals working in the world's poorest countries; has doctors who have performed 3 million free eye operations in 33 countries; created the world's largest medical school with 22,000 students; has a ratio of one physician for every 167 people (No. 1 in the world); has lower infant mortality and higher life expectancy than the United States; and has free, high quality, universal primary health care? A. Sweden B. France C. Canada D. Norway E. None of the above The correct answer is E. None of the above. Many Americans are surprised to learn that the country described above is Cuba. For more...

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