In this weekly podcast, host Devin Stewart asks thought leaders about the state of the world today and how we get to a better future. These interviews are part of Carnegie Council's Centennial project, the Thought Leaders Forum.
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Thought Leader: Alan S. Blinder | 05/22/13 "We still view ourselves as the land of opportunity, which, in a sense we are. But the opportunities are not trickling down to the bottom the way they used to."
Thought Leader: Tomas Sedlacek | 05/15/13 "To use the New Testament sort of logic, who is my neighbor? Today that extends not only to your family or your literal neighbors. We know much more about the situations of poor people in China or India or Africa, and so the scope of ethical responsibility today has grown to some global measures."
Thought Leader: Jessica Jackley | 05/08/13 "What many people can no longer claim is ignorance, especially those of us that do have easy access to technology. We know not only that these problems exist, but there are endless options, really great options, to do something to engage and to participate."
Thought Leader: Rachel Kleinfeld | 05/02/13 "We're in an age where every person can have access to global information. If they have access to a cell phone, which most of the world now has access to, they can be a voice for awareness, for ethicality within their community and across the globe."
Thought Leader: Dan Ariely | 04/24/13 "The good news is that we're figuring out some of the big mistakes people are making, and if we figure out in time, we can try to fight that and actually do things in a better way."
Thought Leader: Robert Kaplan | 04/18/13 "I see a world driven by a loss of central authority, which creates its on moral problems as a consequence."
Thought Leader: E. O. Wilson | 04/11/13 "A global ethic, which is absolutely necessary to meet the destructive forces that our intellectual and technological powers have given us to meet and solve the big problems that are promoted by it, depends upon a much more thorough knowledge of what we are."
Thought Leader: Srdja Popovic | 04/05/13 "There are two kinds of countries in this world, the good ones and the bad ones. The good ones I count as the countries where the governments are afraid of their people. The bad ones I count as the countries where people are afraid of their governments."
Thought Leader: Thomas Pogge | 03/27/13 "The tendencies are hostile to achieving perpetual peace. But these tendencies do not have to be accepted the way they are. Once we understand what they are, we may be able to overcome them."
Thought Leader: Ethan Zuckerman | 03/20/13 "I'd really like to see us get globalization right. For me, getting globalization right wouldn't mean that we have stuff from every corner of the world, but would mean that we have people and ideas and opportunities and solutions from every corner of the world."