Panama Papers, Solving the Unsolvable, Emotional HonestyThe Matt Townsend Show
- May 11, 2016
Panama Papers (15:21) Dr. Daniel Nielson is a Professor and Associate Chair of the Political Science at Brigham Young University. Several weeks ago news outlets all around the world were buzzing with the most recent high profile leak, the panama papers. This 11.5 million-file leak from the database by the world’s fourth largest offshore law firm, Mossack Fonseca, contained the secrets of offshore finances of many heads of state and political figures from around the world. The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), shared this leak with a large network of international partners, including the Guardian and the BBC. The documents which show the ease at which these leaders and other influential individuals can exploit offshore tax regimens, has catapulted an intense investigation into the shady world of shell companies and the dangers it presents to global security. Dr. Nielson explains how shell companies work and role offshore law firms play in international business, crime and possibly terrorism. How to Solve Unsolvable Problems (1:06:45) Dr. David Niven is the Author of the book: It's Not About the Shark: How to Solve Unsolvable Problems. Dr. Niven’s The 100 Simple Secrets of Happy People – and seven other titles in the series – have sold more than 1 million copies in the U.S., and has been translated in 30 languages. Dr. Niven shares his approach to solve tough problems by focusing on the solution. Teaching Man to Be Emotionally Honest (1:53:17) Andrew Reiner is a writer for the New York Times and is a frequent contributor to the Washington Post magazine. Andrew teaches writing, literature and cultural studies in the Honors College at Towson University. Research shows that baby boys are more emotive than baby girls, but then boys stifle their vulnerability as they grow and society teaches them that showing emotion is not ‘manly.’ Andrew Reiner, suggests that society’s definition of masculinity actually damages men’s relationships and performance later on in life. Andrew Reiner discusses his article, “Teaching Men to be Emotionally Honest.” Show More...