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LATEST SHOW | Wednesday, July 3, 2019

All Hail The Driverless Car?

What if the next car you buy or taxi you hail drives itself? Driverless cars, also known as autonomous or self-driving vehicles, are currently in test-drive mode around the globe. Should we proceed with caution? Or embrace the driverless car?

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Is Engineering Solar Radiation a Crazy Idea?

Solar geoengineering, an ambitious set of experiments that aim to reduce the amount of sun and heat that reaches the planet, has gained momentum in recent years. But just what are the risks?

Monday, July 1, 2019

Should You Love Your Enemies?

In this special episode, Intelligence Squared U.S. host John Donvan sits down with Arthur Brooks, one of America's leading political thinkers, to discuss a bold premise: loving your enemies.

Friday, February 15, 2019

Friday, February 8, 2019

Friday, February 1, 2019

Friday, January 18, 2019

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Will Retail Alliances Fix the U.S. Health Care System?

Corporate behemoths are announcing mergers that, they say, are sure to shake up health care. But while these superpower alliances are making a splash in the headlines, will they actually be able to disrupt, and save, U.S. health care?

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Monday, December 17, 2018

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Has Silicon Valley Lost Its Soul?

Silicon Valley once promised to solve many of the world’s problems with a technological revolution. But now, the tech hub is the center of much scrutiny, and for many, that scrutiny is warranted.

Monday, September 3, 2018

Has Globalization Undermined The American Working Class?

In the U.S., jobs are disappearing. From construction zones to clerical offices to coal mines, the American working class is losing ground. Is globalization to blame? Or is it a scapegoat for a range of failed policies and advances in technology?