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Pete Mockaitis & Christine Porath 25 May 2023 • EN

868: Fostering the Sense of Community at Work with Christine Porath

Christine Porath discusses why community is critical to well-being and shares powerful examples of how to build it in the workplace.  — YOU’LL LEARN —  1) The astounding benefits of a sense of community.  2) The one thing to avoid with community-building activities.  3) How vulnerability leads to richer communities.  S

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James Pethokoukis & Beth Akers 24 May 2023 • EN

Beth Akers: Why College Is So Expensive

We hear a lot about student debt in the news these days, but why has college gotten so expensive to begin with? My colleague Beth Akers joins Political Economy to discuss that question and to weigh in on the Biden administration's moratorium on student loan repayment. Beth is a senior fellow here at the American Enterp

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Sam Seder + Emma Vigeland & Rosie Collington 22 May 2023 • EN

3095 - How Consultancy Undermines Our Government & Its Functions w/ Rosie Collington

Happy Monday! Sam and Emma host Rosie Collington, Ph.D candidate at University College London, to discuss her recent book The Big Con: How The Consulting Industry Weakens Our Businesses, Infantilizes Our Governments, And Warps Our Economies, co-authored with Mariana Mazzucato. First, Sam and Emma run through updates on

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Paul M. Rand & Christopher Blattman 25 May 2023 • EN

Why We Fight, With Christopher Blattman

Why do we fight? It’s a seemingly simple question, but it turns out the answers are surprising, deep and crucial to understanding our world. Considering how costly any conflict is in lives and money, why do wars happen at all? This is one of those episodes that will change how you view some of our most important issues

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In the first half of the main show, Political Science prof and Jacobin contributor Matt McManus joins Ben Burgis to discuss his new article about another, much more unpleasant Matt--Matt Walsh. In the second half, we replay Ben's dialogue at a Boston Review event last week with socialist philosopher Christine Sypnowich

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Sean Carroll & Brooke Harrington 22 May 2023 • EN

Brooke Harrington on Offshore Wealth as a Complex System

The modern world is large and interconnected, and there are a lot of systems that might be important to how it functions but about which most people are barely aware. One of these is the offshore wealth management network, which wealthy individuals can use both legitimately (to invest and plan their money) and less leg

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