Against Empathy – New Article by Paul Bloom

Empathy is biased; we are more prone to feel empathy for attractive people and for those who look like us or share our ethnic or national background.

And empathy is narrow; it connects us to particular individuals, real or imagined, but is insensitive to numerical differences and statistical data.

Sounds like an argument for more empathy, not less. If empathy is naturally too narrow, work to make the scope bigger.