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Angus Deaton

Angus Deaton on Health and Inequality

Angus Deaton is a social scientist and the author of The Great Escape: Health, Wealth and the Origins of Inequality. His Princeton colleague, the philosopher Peter Singer, argues that aid is vital to combat the terrible mortality rates in some countries. Angus Deaton disagrees..

7 years ago
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Valerie Curtis

Valerie Curtis on the Sources of Disgust

At the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Val Curtis has become a taxonomist of different – she says there are seven – types of disgust, and she explains them in this episode of the Social Science Bites podcast.

7 years ago
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Kate Pickett

Kate Pickett on the Case for Equality

Social epidemiologist Kate Pickett, co-author (with Richard Wilkinson) of The Spirit Level: Why Equality is Better for Everyone, argues that inequality […]

7 years ago
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Angela McRobbie

Angela McRobbie on the Illusion of Equality for Women

Has equality for women been achieved? Feminism has apparently achieved many of its aims. But have they? Angela McRobbie from the Department of Media and Communications at Goldsmiths, University of London, discusses her research on this topic.

7 years ago
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Lawrence Sherman

Lawrence Sherman on Criminology

The latest episode of Social Science Bites is an interview with Lawrence Sherman, professor of criminology at Cambridge University and a keen advocate of experimental criminology.

7 years ago
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Doreen Massey

Doreen Massey on Space

In honor of the late Doreen Massey, an eminent geographer who died Friday at age 72, we repost her Social Science Bites podcast, which has long been one of our most popular. In this interview, Massey asked us to rethink our assumptions about space — and explained why.

8 years ago
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Daniel Kahneman

Daniel Kahneman on Bias

Thinking is hard, and most of the time we rely on simple psychological mechanisms that can lead us astray. In this episode of the Social Science Bites podcast, the Nobel-prizewinning psychologist Daniel Kahneman, author of Thinking, Fast and Slow, talks to Nigel Warburton about biases in our reasoning.

8 years ago
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