Amazon has come a long way since online book sales. In fact, when it comes to revenue, Jeff Bezos’ creation is the world’s biggest internet-based company. But what makes the "everything store" so ubiquitous?
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Monday, December 27, 2021
The hereditary lottery, in many democracies, has effectively been replaced by a system in which talent, grit, and ability are meant to determine success. Yet, amidst income inequality and legacy of racism, many wonder whether meritocracy works.
Monday, May 31, 2021
Will you need a digital passport to prove that you’ve been vaccinated? The idea is already being tested in Israel and governments around the world, but is society really ready to compromise privacy in the name of public health?
Thursday, March 25, 2021
Dealing with the relics of slavery on American history is part of the national dilemma. Featuring Cornell William Brooks, Randall LeRoy Kennedy, and Intelligence Squared U.S. host John Donvan.
Thursday, July 9, 2020
With the emergence of a global pandemic, this has put the debater’s arguments to the ultimate test – whose claims have been vindicated by this unprecedented event?
Wednesday, July 8, 2020
How might coronavirus reshape geopolitics? For some, the answer is clear: China is on the rise.
Tuesday, July 7, 2020
Wednesday, November 27, 2019
How do good ideas and persuasive arguments change the world? In this episode, host John Donvan speaks with TED curator Chris Anderson about how bringing people together to share new and innovative ideas will shape our collective future.
Tuesday, November 26, 2019
European regulators are taking on American technology companies, including Apple, Facebook, and Google, in a big way. Is Brussels waging war against Silicon Valley?
Monday, November 25, 2019
What shapes us more: our DNA, or the way we’re raised? This debate, commonly recognized as “nature versus nurture,” has drawn disagreement for thousands of years. The debaters are Roslyn Layton, Marietje Schaake, Berin Szóka, and Ramesh Srinivasan.