Shane Bauer: The Business of Prison

Shane Bauer: The Business of Prison

Shane Bauer, Senior Reporter, Mother Jones In 2014, Mother Jones journalist Shane Bauer made national headlines when he went not-so-undercover as a guard at Winn Correctional Center, a private prison in Louisiana. He used his real name, and due to lack of any real background checks, remained employed for four…
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Francis Fukuyama: Identity and the Politics of Resentment

Francis Fukuyama: Identity and the Politics of Resentment

Francis Fukuyama, Senior Fellow, Stanford University’s Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies; Author, Identity: The Demand for Dignity and the Politics of Resentment; Twitter @FukuyamaFrancis In Conversation with John Diaz, Editorial Page Editor, San Francisco Chronicle Today’s movement against marginalization is fueled by an unequivocal desire for the system to…
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RAND Corporation CEO Michael Rich: Fighting Truth Decay in America

RAND Corporation CEO Michael Rich: Fighting Truth Decay in America

Michael D. Rich, President and CEO of the nonprofit, nonpartisan RAND Corporation, will discuss the phenomenon RAND is calling “truth decay”—the diminishing role of facts and analysis in American public life. Truth decay has led to the erosion of civil discourse, political paralysis, and disengagement from political and civic institutions.…
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