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Recorded:Mar 28    Posted:Mar 29, 2016
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Rational Actors | Mar 29, 2016 | Kevin Glass & Josiah Neeley

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

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Comparing catastrophes

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Buddhist wisdom via snakes and lizards

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A mandatory testing regime?

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