Family & Lifestyle

Public Option, Power of Likability, Invest in Robots

The Matt Townsend Show
  • Jul 1, 2017 4:00 pm
  • 2:25:13

Public Option (14:52) Jacob S. Hacker the “father of the public option” and a professor of Political Science at Yale University.  He is the co-author of American Amnesia: How the War on Government Led Us to Forget What Made America Prosper. Secretary Tom Price of the US Health and Human Services is currently traveling the country as he tries to meet with business leaders and citizens to ensure them that they will not lose their health coverage.  This listening tour coincides with the Republicans quick push to fix Obamacare.  While politicians drag this process out, we need to ask an important question:  Is there a simpler way to fix Obamacare?  Jacob Hacker explains. Popular: The Power of Likability (1:06:50) Mitch Prinstein, Ph.D. is a husband, a father, board certified in clinical child and adolescent psychology, and serves as the John Van Seters Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience, and the Director of Clinical Psychology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Popularity is a word that can bring to life memories of our teenage years. Mostly it involves feelings of insecurity, stress, and the desire to be liked, whether you were popular or not. Thankfully we can say that those years are behind and thank goodness we don’t have to deal with that anymore. Social psychologists would argue that it isn’t true. In his new book “Popular: The Power of Likability in a Status-Obsessed World” Dr. Mitch Prinstein addresses some of the misconceptions we have about “popularity”.  Invest in Robots (1:52:49) Nikolaus Correll, an Assistant Professor at the University of Colorado at Boulder.  Everyone thought that by the year 2017 we would have some time of Jetson Utopia where we would have personal robots and super advanced technology.  I even thought we might have some robots to replace our student producers.  But the fact of the matter is we are not there yet but are we moving in the right direction?  Nikolaus Correll explains his ideas about the economy and how robots can help in the future.