logo

2 April 2020

logo

The role of radicals in a crisis moment

Bill Scher and Micah Uetricht debate Scher's recent Politico essay, "No, Coronavirus Isn’t Proof We Need Socialism." Play entire video

Is COVID-19 telling us to strengthen national borders?

Robert Wright and Mickey Kaus discuss pandemics and the backlash against globalization.

Why are Mormons so happy?

Robert Wright speaks with Ruth Whippman, author of the book America the Anxious.

Play this clip on MeaningofLife.tv

A massive recession vs. 600K deaths

Glenn Loury and Harold Pollack engage in a grim thought experiment.

Debating universal basic income

Economists Glenn Loury and Rajiv Sethi debate regular payments from the government in the wake of coronavirus.

Buddhist wisdom via snakes and lizards

Narayan Helen Liebenson, author of the book The Magnanimous Heart: Compassion and Love, Loss and Grief, Joy and Liberation, recalls her months of meditation in a jungle in Thailand.

Play this clip on MeaningofLife.tv

“Everyone should be a capitalist in a pandemic”

Glenn Loury and Heather Mac Donald consider the economics of the coronavirus.

MeaningofLife.tv

How homogeneity distorts groups

playvideo screenshot

Daniel Kaufman speaks with philosopher Robert B. Talisse, author of the new book Overdoing Democracy: Why We Must Put Politics in its Place.

Play this clip on MeaningofLife.tv

The Glenn Show

President Cuomo?

playvideo screenshot

Glenn Loury and John McWhorter entertain a hypothetical.

MeaningofLife.tv

The danger of trauma becoming an identity

playvideo screenshot

Aryeh Cohen-Wade speaks with Jesse Singal, author of the recent article “The Rise of PTSD.”

Play this clip on MeaningofLife.tv

The Wright Show

Comparing catastrophes

playvideo screenshot

Robert Wright and psychologist Paul Bloom discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic is and isn’t like climate change.

The Glenn Show

A mandatory testing regime?

playvideo screenshot

Economist Larry Kotlikoff describes his plan to contain the coronavirus, but Glenn Loury is skeptical.

The Wright Show

Will the coronavirus kill globalism?

playvideo screenshot

Damon Linker argues that the virus could lead to a surge in nationalism.