A Case for Spiritually Informed Democratic Capitalism with Dr. Arthur C. Brooks (podcast)

By Templeton Staff
July 12, 2021
How do the cultural underpinnings of free enterprise and entrepreneurship relate to human flourishing?

In this conversation from our award-winning “Stories of Impact” podcast, Ph.D. social scientist Dr. Arthur C. Brooks brings spiritual wisdom into economics, and explains how finding harmony between those two areas of focus will boost humanity to a new level of flourishing.

Brooks details how enhancing productivity and opportunity for those historically shut out of economic opportunity in the United States has the potential to improve the future of the whole country.

He also shares a personal story about a surprising gift from the Dalai Lama.

Learn more about TWCF-funded research project related to this episode.

Read the transcript from the interview conducted by journalist Richard Sergay, presented by podcast producer Tavia Gilbert. Featuring: Dr. Arthur C. BrooksHarvard professor, bestselling author, and “How To Build A Life” columnist at The Atlantic. He specializes in using the highest levels of science and philosophy to provide people with actionable strategies to live their best lives.


Built upon the award-winning video series of the same name, Templeton World Charity Foundation’s “Stories of Impact” podcast features stories of new scientific research on human flourishing that translate discoveries into practical tools. Bringing a mix of curiosity, compassion, and creativity, journalist Richard Sergay and host Tavia Gilbert shine a spotlight on the human impact at the heart of cutting-edge social and scientific research projects supported by TWCF.