Culture

There’s a way to reduce inequality… but you aren’t going to like it. Read more....

Beyond the headlines, beyond the soundbites, what is the state of inequality in America? Alan Berube of The Brookings Institution, and Harvard’s Alexandra Killewald joins us to answer that question. Read more....

North Korea invented its own time zone. Arizona and Hawaii refuse to participate in daylight savings. Steve Hanke thinks it’s time to overhaul, well, time. Read more....

Should you respond to that suspiciously attractive suitor on OkCupid? Should you invest your money in a “too good to be true” land deal? Before you trust anyone, listen to Maria Konnikova talk about the history and psychology of cons. Read more....

What if the spread of violence was treated like the spread of a disease? University of Illinois at Chicago’s Gary Slutkin tells us why we need to take a public health approach to preventing violence in America. Read more....

From illuminated manuscripts to your dog-eared copy of The Hobbit, the book has had a tremendously important place in human history. Keith Houston talks about how books changed the world. Read more....

This just in: reading just might help you live longer. Bookworms everywhere celebrate by going to the library. Read more....

Some of America’s best scientists (think Einstein and Tesla) immigrated here from other countries. We talk with a few economists who’ve calculated their impact on American innovation. Read more....

American workers are becoming less mobile. Abigail Wozniak explains what that can tell us about our economy. Read more....

One of the reasons there aren’t more women in leadership positions? Professor Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic says that it’s our inability to differentiate between confidence and competence. Read more....

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