The Arthur Brooks talk explains why both sides of the political spectrum, especially in the United States, need to come together to eradicate extreme poverty. The social scientist and musician wrote a book called 'The Conservative Heart: How to Build a Fairer, Happier and More Prosperous America' and is a New York Times opinion writer too. The bestselling author works as the president of the American Enterprise Institute. He is a frequent radio and TV commentator as well.
Formerly a professional French horn player (as mentioned in the Arthur Brooks talk), the in-demand speaker has a PhD in public policy with a focus in microeconomics and mathematical modelling. He also has a decade of experience as a professor of public administration under his belt.