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Recorded:Dec 2    Posted:Dec 5, 2011
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Values Added | Dec 5, 2011 | Sarah Posner & Michael Brendan Dougherty

The Glenn Show

Are we headed for hyperinflation?

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Glenn Loury and economist Laurence Kotlikoff discuss whether current US inflation rates will send us into a longterm crisis.

The DMZ

What do we want from Bill Maher?

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Bill Scher and Matt K. Lewis discuss the comic’s recent criticisms of the Democratic Party.

MeaningofLife.tv

Saving the species by transcending species-typical tendencies

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Robert Wright and Josh Summers discuss the importance of overcoming cognitive distortions that are part of human nature.

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Culturally Determined

Memes and the socialist left

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Mike Watson talks about his new book, The Memeing of Mark Fisher: How the Frankfurt School Foresaw Capitalist Realism and What To Do About It.

The Wright Show

Over the line or merely fringe?

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Robert Wright and Mickey Kaus debate whether recent behavior by Representatives Paul Gosar and Lauren Boebert is worthy of a formal censure.

The Glenn Show

Were cocaine sentencing disparities “racist”?

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Glenn Loury and John McWhorter discuss the role of race in crack and powder cocaine sentencing disparities in the 1980s and 1990s.

The DMZ

The tricky politics of fixing inflation

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Bill Scher and Matt K. Lewis discuss why the delayed effects of inflation fixes may not pay off in time for Biden.

The Wright Show

Why the CIA is designed for “compulsive activism”

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Stephen Kinzer, author of The Brothers: John Foster Dulles, Allen Dulles, and Their Secret World War,

explains how the CIA’s organizational structure leads to interventionism around the world.

Culturally Determined

SNL as a conservative institution

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Seth Simons, whose newsletter Humorism covers comedy from the left, argues that Saturday Night Live is conservative.

The Wright Show

Trump’s heir

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Robert Wright and Mickey Kaus discuss who will claim ideological leadership of the Republican Party.