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Worldwise | Jun 16, 2012 | Robert Wright & Robert Becker

Feminine Chaos

Redemption essays by #MeToo men

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Phoebe Maltz Bovy and Kat Rosenfield analyze whether the recent personal essays by Jian Ghomeshi and John Hockenberry should have been published.

The Wright Show

Is Trump scary or pathetic?

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Robert Wright and Mickey Kaus debate whether creeping authoritarianism is a real danger.

The Wright Show

“I did not find the book to be surprising or shocking”

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National security reporter Marc Ambinder critiques Bob Woodward’s new book on the Trump administration.

Market solutions to inequality

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Economist Robin Hanson and social scientist Simon DeDeo debate the social and economic causes of the gender pay gap.

The DMZ

The politics of hurricanes

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As Hurricane Florence nears the coast, Bill Scher and Matt Lewis discuss the political effect of massive storms.

The Glenn Show

Being a fiction writer with a full-time job

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Glenn Loury speaks with his son Glenn Loury II, a speculative fiction author.

MeaningofLife.tv

Can free will exist in a deterministic universe?

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Robert Wright and philosopher Gregg Caruso wrestle with the slippery notion of “compatibilism.”

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The DMZ

Is Twitter a public utility?

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Bill Scher and Matt Lewis debate whether the “deplatforming” of figures like Alex Jones from social media is a matter of free speech.

The Wright Show

What explains Trump’s foreign policy?

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Robert Wright and Ian Bremmer, author of the new book Us vs. Them: The Failure of Globalism, consider the question.

The Glenn Show

Is Trump’s tax reform secretly progressive?

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Economist Larry Kotlikoff argues that measuring lifetime spending paints a more accurate picture.