Book review – Why we should spend at the ‘moral market’

2012-11-24 09:32

The Moral Molecule by Paul Zak, Dutton Books, 235 pages, R289

Oxytocin has become almost as famous as testosterone or estrogen as a hormone that most people know something about. But Paul Zak makes a compelling argument that it is even more important.

What was once thought of as just a hormone secreted by breastfeeding mothers so they can bond with their babies, turns out be something that drives almost all human interaction, and is the key to what makes us better people.

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