SAVAGE THUMBNAIL

Highlights from Festival of Dangerous Ideas

  The Festival of Dangerous Ideas is behind two months behind us, but with so many talks to watch online we figured that maybe you hadn’t gotten around to them all yet. To help catch you up, we’ve created highlights …
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Panel – Trust Rogue States

In the simple view of the world of nations, there are good guys and bad guys, and rogue states are the worst. Pariah states only abuse their own citizens, but rogue states threaten others with an unholy trinity of bad …
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Vandana Shiva – Growth = Poverty

When natural resources like timber, water and mineral deposits can be extracted from ecosystems, they become assets with dollar values that can be bought and sold internationally and enable developing countries to grow and participate in the global economy. If …
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Arlie Hochschild – We Have Outsourved Ourselves

Remote assistants respond to calls and emails. Life coaches assist with personal decisions. Smartphone apps tell us where to eat dinner. Nameologists help choose names for babies that will be raised by live-in au pairs. Welcome to an emerging world, …
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Panel – Stories Matter More than Facts

As humans, we see ourselves as uniquely capable of reasoning and understanding. Our much vaunted giant brains are supposed to make us rational and logical, and yet we are seduced by a good story every time. Whether you explain this …
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Panel – Time to Get Soft on Crime

Politicians compete to see who can be the toughest on crime, because they think this gets them votes. The public insist that the criminal mayhem that spices up our media needs an appropriate response. So politicians come forward with a …
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