Problem of Aging Politicians, Growing a Startup, Stop Tantrums

Problem of Aging Politicians, Growing a Startup, Stop Tantrums

The Matt Townsend Show - Season 6, Episode 237

  • Oct 5, 2017 4:00 pm
  • 2:23:28 mins

Very Old Politicians (17:33) Harold Pollack, Ph.D., is the Helen Ross Professor at the School of Social Service Administration. He is also an Affiliate Professor in the Biological Sciences Collegiate Division and the Department of Public Health Sciences. He is Co-Director of The University of Chicago Crime Lab and a committee member of the Center for Health Administration Studies (CHAS) at the University of Chicago. Harold Pollack believes that we have a political problem that no one wants to talk about: very old politicians. Currently, we have 12 Senators who are at least 70, 5 Justices who are 67 or older, and the oldest President in our country’s history. Some say that age is just a number, but is it possible that age is becoming a hurdle and causing less work to get done? Harold Pollack explains why this is an issue that needs to be addressed. From Startup to Millions (1:09:56) Kory Stevens is CEO and founder of TAFT shoe company. Stevens and his wife Mallory launched a Kickstarter Campaign in 2014 for no-show socks, which ended up raising over $46,000 in a month-long campaign. This transitioned to designing and selling shoes. TAFT has 30,000 customers and earns $5 million in annual revenue, and it all started from Stevens’ living room. How did they do it? Kory Stevens shares his story and how you can do the same.  How to Stop Tantrums (1:56:57) Stuart Shanker, Ph.D.,  is a Distinguished Research Professor of Philosophy and Psychology at York University in Toronto and CEO of The MEHRIT Centre . He has just published Self-Reg: How To Help Your Child (and You) Break the Stress Cycle and Successfully Engage with Life. When kids misbehave it can be embarrassing and exhausting and sometimes the easiest solution is to send them to timeout so we don't have to deal with them for a few minutes. But what if your kids' misbehavior is actually stress behavior? Dr. Shanker explains.

Episode Segments

Very Old Politicians

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Harold Pollack, Ph.D., is the Helen Ross Professor at the School of Social Service Administration. He is also an Affiliate Professor in the Biological Sciences Collegiate Division and the Department of Public Health Sciences. He is Co-Director of The University of Chicago Crime Lab and a committee member of the Center for Health Administration Studies (CHAS) at the University of Chicago. Harold Pollack believes that we have a political problem that no one wants to talk about: very old politicians. Currently, we have 12 Senators who are at least 70, 5 Justices who are 67 or older, and the oldest President in our country’s history. Some say that age is just a number, but is it possible that age is becoming a hurdle and causing less work to get done? Harold Pollack explains why this is an issue that needs to be addressed.

Harold Pollack, Ph.D., is the Helen Ross Professor at the School of Social Service Administration. He is also an Affiliate Professor in the Biological Sciences Collegiate Division and the Department of Public Health Sciences. He is Co-Director of The University of Chicago Crime Lab and a committee member of the Center for Health Administration Studies (CHAS) at the University of Chicago. Harold Pollack believes that we have a political problem that no one wants to talk about: very old politicians. Currently, we have 12 Senators who are at least 70, 5 Justices who are 67 or older, and the oldest President in our country’s history. Some say that age is just a number, but is it possible that age is becoming a hurdle and causing less work to get done? Harold Pollack explains why this is an issue that needs to be addressed.

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