A The Intersection of Ethical Capitalism and Conscious Consumerism with Jane Mosbacher-Morris & Adam Waytz

Original Air Date Wednesday, July 22, 2020 

This episode is about ethical buying decisions and embracing our shared humanity to create a better world. When companies focus on products, the human factor is often an afterthought. But markets are ultimately driven by consumer demand and consumers are human. When we humans make buying decisions that align with our values we can change the world, we can influence election outcomes, and we can enrich the lives of others. To uncover the potential of this new way of spending currency, Positive Psychology Podcast Host, Lisa Cypers Kamen speaks with two authors about building strong connections and how to be compassionate while spending our time and money. Guests, Jane Mosbacher-Morris assists consumers with finding companies who align with their values and Adam Waytz shares suggestions on how we can all avoid the dehumanization currently afoot in today’s culture.

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Jane Mosbacher-Morris — Conscious Consumerism:
  • Jane shares examples of how consumer buying decisions of products such as coffee and fashion can impact the world. [1:33]
  • The market-driven dynamic of ethically and responsibly produced products, from a cost perspective. [8:56]
  • How consumers can make better decisions about what they are buying. [14:38]
  • Understanding the purchasing power of women. [20:38]
  • Sourcemap.com tracks how products are made and where they are coming from. [22:21]

Jane Mosbacher Morris is the Founder and CEO of TO THE MARKET, a company that connects businesses and consumers to ethically made products from around the world. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service from Georgetown University and an MBA from Columbia Business School.

Book: Buy the Change You Want to See: Using Your Purchasing Power to Make the World a Better Place



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Adam Waytz — Taking Time for Interpersonal Relationships:
  • Adam explains the concept of shared humanity and the four pillars of subtle dehumanization. [27:27]
  • How do we restore or bolster our humanity? [33:28]
  • The power of human touch has vast psychological effects. [41:28]
  • The importance of taking time to experience other people. [46:31]

Adam Waytz is an award-winning social psychologist and associate professor at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. His writing has appeared in the New York Times, the Harvard Business Review, the Wall Street Journal, and elsewhere. He lives in Chicago, Illinois.

Book: The Power of Human: How Our Shared Humanity Can Help Us Create a Better World


Adam Waytz Website

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