Very interesting report.. Empathy is indeed a trait which is being attacked by everything in normal life these days. I think it is essential for general well- being of our civilisation, the fact empathy is lacking in somany aspects (economics is a nice catalist for its destruction) is an indication to me we have a sick society heading towards selfdestruct.
I cant help but connect these attacks on empathy with 'the cremation of care' ritual (bohemian grove). In reality this is given life by shifting care of children from the parents to the state, generally attacking the family unit, oversubscribing all kinds of 'legal' chemical drugs (vicadin, ritalin and such), media, economics etc. etc.
"Condemnation without investigation is the height of ignorance"
— Albert Einstein
"Just look at us. Everything is backwards; everything is upside down. Doctors destroy health, lawyers destroy justice, universities destroy knowledge, governments destroy freedom, the major media destroy information and religions destroy spirituality."
— Michael Ellne