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Jan 31, 2019

Many blame idle millionaires for the rise in income inequality, but today’s top earners are actually the “working rich,” according to a new working paper co-authored by Princeton University.

Jan 31, 2019

Candidates have begun launching their 2020 presidential campaigns, prompting many to look back at Donald Trump’s presidential victory in 2016.

In this episode, Sam Wang interviews Michael Tesler, co-author of a compelling book about how the 2016 election was not just a battle for the White House, but for what America “should be.”

Jan 24, 2019

The government shutdown is now in its 33rd day, with the Senate ready to vote today on proposals to reopen government. Both are expected to fail.

Julian Zelizer and Sam Wang discuss the implications of the shutdown in this episode.

Jan 22, 2019

Rendering of Robertson Hall renovation (Image courtesy of KPMB)Robertson Hall, home of...

Jan 18, 2019

Despite decades of violent conflict across countries like Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iraq, thousands of private sector firms are operating in those among other conflict-affected regions.

Jan 16, 2019

In a dramatic vote, Parliament said no to Britain Prime Minister Theresa May’s plan for leaving the European Union. Called one of the worst parliamentary defeats in modern times, the 432 to 202 vote highlights Britain’s fractured government.

Jan 16, 2019

Some say the United States is heading down a road toward isolationism. In this episode, Julian Zelizer and Sam Wang discuss the uncertain future of American global leadership with Ivo Daalder and James Lindsay.

Jan 15, 2019

Americans seeking information about unemployment rates, wage growth and inflation can do so with the click of a button. But transparency of this kind is not readily available in many developing countries. How does this flow of information — or lack thereof — affect political stability around the world?

Jan 9, 2019

In his farewell address, President Barack Obama identified a number of “fault lines” in American society from politics to economics to race. In this episode, Sam Wang discusses these societal divisions with regular podcast co-host Julian Zelizer and guest Kevin Kruse — co-authors...

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