Is empathy making the world a worse place?  Stop caring! Why empathy is wrong

Empathy is supposed to be a moral good, a natural reaction to the suffering of others. But apparently if you really want to be good and do good, empathy is not the answer. 

“Empathy is fundamentally, from a moral standpoint, a bad thing,” Yale University psychologist Paul Bloom says.

“It’s because of empathy that the world cares so much more about a baby stuck in a well than we do about global warming,” Bloom told the Atlantic.