January 27, 2018
Intelligence Squared U.S.
Unresolved: America's Economic Outlook
By most accounts, the American economy is booming, but just what is driving this upturn? And can Americans trust that current economic conditions will hold up in the months ahead? In our season premiere, five esteemed economic thinkers debate the state of the American economy, from tax cuts to trade policy. At the conclusion of the Trump administration’s first year, we’ll ask: Is deregulation driving the booming economy? Can the Republican tax bill spur economic growth? And is the stock market too high? The debaters are: Jason Furman, Simon Johnson, Stephen Moore, Dambisa Moyo, and Gillian Tett.
January 20, 2018
Truth, Politics and Power
The Inaugural Edition: A Year Later
A year ago, as Donald Trump took office as the 45th President of the United States, many compared elements of his campaign to fascism. This week, we invite you to revisit the inaugural edition of “Truth, Politics and Power,” where host Neal Conan asked whether it was fair or accurate to use terms like fascist and Nazi ,or to make direct comparisons to Adolf Hitler. “The Inaugural Edition: A Year Later” conversations with Hitler biographer Volker Ullrich and historian Robert Kagan resonate with the tumultuous events of President Trump’s first year in power
January 13, 2018
Made in America: Trade Policy in the Trump Era
This hour, we'll talk about why trade was one of the biggest issues that got Donald Trump elected. What Americans stand to gain - and lose - by pulling out of trade deals. And what really happened to American manufacturing jobs. We’ll also see how the rest of the world is preparing for a massive shift in US policy, from a microbrewery in Tijuana to a medical manufacturer in Berlin.
January 6, 2018
Chaos and Progress: A Year of Climate Conversations
It’s safe to say that 2017 was not the best of times when it came to climate. Record-breaking hurricanes, year-round wildfires, and a renewed commitment to fossil fuels all contributed to a chaotic first year under the Trump administration. Yet amidst the turmoil, clean energy prices continued to fall, climate-conscious technologies continued to progress, and local and national leaders around the world reaffirmed their commitment to the 2015 Paris agreement in spite of the US withdrawal. Join us for a look back at a year of climate conversations on politics, culture, and technology.