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Robert Wright (Bloggingheads.tv, The Evolution of God, Nonzero) and Matthew Yglesias (Vox)

Andrew Breitbart is dead, and Matt is already speaking ill of him. Should we abandon the taboo on criticizing the recently deceased? A new study says the wealthy are less ethical—but are they more jerky because they’re rich, or richer because they’re jerks? Bob thinks university admissions contribute to the jerk problem, and Matt suggests a possible solution. Bob asks Matt to help him overcome his Twitter phobia. Plus: Matt previews his forthcoming e-book, The Rent Is Too Damn High.

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The Wright Show | Mar 1, 2012 | Robert Wright & Matthew Yglesias

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