Contextualizing the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil’s Evolving Relationship with Small Landowners in Indonesia

Robert Epstein The role of nongovernment organizations in American hegemony has been the subject of scholarly debate. This essay will use lessons from the 1984 Ethiopian Famine and apply them to the transformation of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) to examine why an NGO would transition from engaging ...


Empathy and Ethics

Robert Epstein The University of Texas at Austin Tania Singer is one of the world’s most important empathy researchers, but her lack of empathy for her staff is endangering her career (Kupferschmidt, 2018a). Singer has apologized for mistreating her colleagues at the Max Planck institute.  Her lack of personal empathy, ...