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470. The Pros and Cons of America’s (Extreme) Individualism

Freakonomics Radio
470. The Pros and Cons of America’s (Extreme) Individualism
48min

According to a decades-long research project, the U.S. is not only the most individualistic country on earth; we’re also high on indulgence, short-term thinking, and masculinity (but low on “uncertainty avoidance,” if that makes you feel better). We look at how these traits affect our daily lives and why we couldn’t change them even if we wanted to.

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