Did you know that those who travel are 7% happier than those who stay at home (Washington State University)? The overwhelming majority of travelers say that their travel memories are among the happiest ones of their lives; and, as our guest Eric Weiner tells us, even delays and other snafus can over time be recalled as blissful.
George Orwell said, "We know that no one ever seizes power with the intention of relinquishing it," yet why do some who gain power use that power for good, and some for their own personal means at the expense of the people they govern?
That North Korea is only one of three countries that can threaten the U.S. with nuclear weapons is of great concern, not only to the U.S. Joining host Jim Falk to talk about our relations with North Korea and its impact on world events are experts Jenny Town and Siegfried Hecker, Ph.D.
This program focuses on the economics of and examples of autocracy. It looks at the end use of power and discusses the pillars of power, populism, polarization, and post-truths.
Today, there appears to be an increasing number of autocrats and political leaders who rule solely for their own interests. From N. Korea to Iran, Saudi, and Latin America, we are seeing some flagrant abuses of power and instances of how absolute power corrupts. Our experts focus on how authoritarians exercise and abuse their power shaping world events and not for the better.