European adviser and author Jeremy Rifkin challenges the notion that people are innately selfish and materialistic. In his new book, “The Empathic Civilization: The Race to Global Consciousness in a World in Crisis,” he alleges that our future rests on our ability to function as an empathic society. We talk with Rifkin about his call for a “third Industrial Revolution.”

Jeremy Rifkin 25 January,2010forum

Jeremy Rifkin, bestselling author, adviser to the European Union, founder and president of the Foundation on Economic Trends and senior lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School's Executive Education Program

Sponsored by

Become a KQED sponsor