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Nonzero (The Wright Show) | Aug 2, 2022 | Robert Wright & Thomas Friedman

The DMZ

Who Won The Debt Ceiling Deal?

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Who came out ahead in the debt limit deal? Biden? McCarthy? Both? Neither? Bill Scher and Matt K. Lewis discuss on this week’s DMZ.

Nonzero (The Wright Show)

Is it time for an AI-safety Manhattan Project?

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Samuel Hammond of the Foundation for American Innovation explains his ambitious plan to Robert Wright.

Nonzero (The Wright Show)

DeSantis’s and Ukraine’s Incursions

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Robert Wright and Mickey Kaus discuss worrisome Ukraine war developments, Putin’s chances of going nuclear, DeSantis’s bumpy declaration, the debt ceiling fight, and more!

The Glenn Show

The Jordan Neely problem

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Glenn Loury and John McWhorter discuss the killing of Jordan Neely on the New York City subway and the sometimes alarming nature of encounters with the homeless and mentally ill.

The DMZ

It’s Ron DeSantis Day!

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On this week’s DMZ, Bill Scher and Matt K. Lewis go deep on DeSantis: Did he miss his moment? Is his gubernatorial record all that good? And why he is spending so much time with Elon Musk?

Nonzero (The Wright Show)

Why do we cry?

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Robert Wright and Rev. Benjamin Perry—author of the new book “Cry, Baby”—discuss the functions of weeping.

Nonzero (The Wright Show)

Sam Altman and senate softballs

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Robert Wright and Mickey Kaus discuss what senators should have asked the OpenAI CEO at this week’s AI hearing.

The Glenn Show

The “triple scam” of wokeness

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Glenn Loury and Norman Finkelstein compare the life and work of W.E.B. Du Bois to that of Ibram X. Kendi.

The DMZ

14th Amendment Remedy

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On this week’s DMZ, Bill Scher tells Matt K. Lewis why he thinks Homeland Security head Mayorkas deserves a medal for his work on the border. Plus: Will Biden use the 14th amendment on the debt ceiling? And has DeSantis gotten his groove back?

Nonzero (The Wright Show)

The singularity is… ne’er?

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Timothy B. Lee, author of the newsletter Understanding AI, tells Robert Wright why he’s skeptical of superintelligent AI takeoff theories.