Aug 16 • 52M

Tyranny, Inc. (Robert Wright & Sohrab Ahmari)


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Robert Wright
Conversations with a series of people who have nothing in common except that program host Robert Wright is curious about what they’re thinking.
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0:00 Sohrab’s idiosyncratic ideological journey
9:37 What makes Sohrab a conservative?
15:30 Sohrab’s new book Tyranny, Inc.—a critique of neoliberal capitalism’s effects on American life
23:41 What happened to the labor movement in America?
35:44 Private equity’s role in Sears’s demise
44:51 “Ghost papers”: Wall Street's effect on local news
50:54 Overtime preview: Sohrab’s foreign policy; supporting Donald Trump; re-industrializing without Cold War II; and what is to be done?

Robert Wright (, The Evolution of God, Nonzero, Why Buddhism Is True) and Sohrab Ahmari (Compact Magazine, Tyranny, Inc.). Recorded August 15, 2023.

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