Matthew Taylor is Chief Executive of the Royal Society for the
encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA). Prior to this
appointment, he was Chief Adviser on Political Strategy to the Prime
Minister of UK.
2010-06-13 - Guardian.co.uk:
Hail the 21st-century Enlightenment. Ideas don't come much bigger
We need to live very differently, argues a bold new text. And that calls
for nothing less than a revolution of the mind... Empathy can save us,
believes Taylor; it is vital to negotiations on how we share out natural
resources, and vital to ensure harmonious co-existence on a crowded
planet. But he acknowledges: "There are reasons to ask whether the
process of widening human empathy has stalled, and just at the time we
need to accelerate it."