April 4, 2015
In this episode, we look at the power of a photo, what happens when a VA doctor hands out opiates to veterans like candy and surgery patients who got screwed out of the real deal.
April 11, 2015
Intelligence Squared U.S. - Should the World Bet on America?
America owes $6 trillion to China, the War on Terror has stripped us of the moral high ground, and our middle class is no longer the world’s most affluent. Yes, times are tough, but America is recovering from the Great Recession faster than almost any other advanced country, an energy boom could add billions to the GDP, and our military strength and geopolitical advantages remain unrivaled. Are our best days behind us, or should the world still bet on America? The Debaters are Josef Joffe, Chrystia Freeland, Peter Zeihan, and James Rickards.
April 18, 2015
April 25, 2015
A Richer World: Fridgeonomics
If you’re poor, and you get a little richer, one of the first things you are likely to buy is a refrigerator. In India, for example, fridges are the second most desired objects after televisions. By delving into the contents of fridges around the world we tell the story of how this seemingly humble appliance has transformed our lives, exploring connected themes of wealth, diet, education and the environment.