Tim Wu, author of the new book The Curse of Bigness: Antitrust in the New Gilded Age, discusses ways to implement a more aggressive antitrust policy.
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Robert Wright speaks with Sarah Posner and Mark Schmitt about the lessons Democrats should take from election night.
Bill Scher argues that non-white Democrats who won yesterday knew how to speak to their white constituents.
Phoebe Maltz Bovy and Kat Rosenfield examine why so much contemporary cultural criticism involves extreme reactions.
Neuroscientist Eric Kandel describes the research that revealed the cellular basis of long-term and short-term memory and earned him a morning phone call from the Swedish Academy.Play this clip on MeaningofLife.tv
Daniel Drezner and Daniel Bessner discuss how wealthy donors restrict think tanks’ ideological leanings.
Nikita Petrov and Tony Ortega use Scientology’s practice of looking words up in the dictionary as a case study for the relationship between language and ideology.Play this clip on MeaningofLife.tv
The Wright Show
Hugo Godinho, speaking from São Paulo, describes fears on Brazil’s left about the country’s future under President-elect Jair Bolsonaro, who has drawn comparisons to Donald Trump.
As the Iowa congressman’s support wanes, Bill Scher and Matt Lewis consider the future of white nationalism in American politics.
The Glenn Show
Economists Glenn Loury and Larry Kotlikoff discuss the post-graduation lives of students admitted to Ivy League schools via affirmative action.