Supreme Court Game Theory, Daydreaming, Meet the Producers
The Matt Townsend Show - Season 1, Episode 824
- Mar 11, 2016 6:00 pm
- 2:24:44 mins
The Game Theory Behind Mitch McConnell's Supreme Court Strategy (16:18) Dr. John Patty is a Professor of Political Science at the University of Chicago. After Justice Scalia’s death, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, was quick to voice his opinion on Obama’s pending announcement of a successor. McConnell stated, “The American people? should have a voice in the selection of their next Supreme Court Justice. Therefore, this vacancy should not be filled until we have a new President.” There has been extensive attention on the senate’s refusal to meet and the potential nominees that Obama would submit. So why is the senate refusing to meet? And why was McConnell so quick to delaying a nomination. Joining us now, from Chicago, is Dr.Patty discusses his recent article, The game theory behind Mitch McConnell's Supreme Court strategy. Benefits of Daydreaming (1:05:03) Dr. Josh Davis is Director of Research and Lead Professor for the, a coach, and member of the training staff of the NLP Center of New York. Do you have favorite daydreams? As a kid it may have been your pirating adventures on the high seas. Today you might just daydream about taking a family vacation. Or maybe just a nap. Usually daydreaming is discouraged, but our guest today, Dr. Josh Davis, argues that daydreaming has its benefits. Dr. Davis is the author of “Two Awesome Hours” and the Psychology Today article, “How Zoning Out Benefits Your Present and Your Future”. Dr Davis discusses the benefits of daydreaming Parent Previews: 10 Cloverfield Lane (1:51:41) Rod Gustafson from Parent Previews joins the show to review the new movie "10 Cloverfield Lane." Meet the Producers: How to Haggle (1:59:58) Student producers Joe Carson and Ben Wasden teach Dr. Matt Townsend about the art of price negotiation.