In Deep Ecology, we explore the nature of human action, the connections between us, and the ways that change can shape the very nature of what we do.
For the next few days, we’ll dive deep into the idea that we’re not the only species on the planet to share the Earth.
And in the process, we will explore how deep we are in the world of nature, in our own ways, and at our own expense.
We’ll dig into our deepest instincts, what motivates us, what makes us different.
And we’ll also examine some of the most compelling arguments we have against the idea of “deep ecology.”
We’ll explore why we believe that deep ecology is a good idea, what it’s really about, and what it means for our future.
In this episode of Recodecast, I’m Brian Wieser, a senior editor at Recode.
I’m joined by David Krone, director of Recoding Media at Vox Media, and Kevin Roose, director at New America.
We’re joined by a whole bunch of great guests including Kara Swisher, executive editor at Mother Jones, and Chris Anderson, senior editor of The Atlantic.
We’ve got a few special guests to make this episode special, too.
Today, we’re joined again by Ben Bajarin, senior director of the Stanford Center for Ethics in Science and Technology.
Ben Bivens is the director of Stanford’s Center for Neuroscience.
He’s the co-author of a paper that found that neural activity is correlated with our experience of pain.
He also co-authored a paper with David Krones that found there is a strong correlation between neural activity in the hippocampus and what we call “dopamine signaling.”
Ben Bives is a neuroscientist at Stanford University and a senior fellow at the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment.
Ben is a prolific writer, and he has written a lot of books.
He has published in The Atlantic, The Atlantic Monthly, Slate, The New Yorker, The Los Angeles Times, the Huffington Post, The Nation, and many others.
He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and is a recipient of the Order of the British Empire.
You can follow him on Twitter at @benbivens.
And, you can find him on Facebook.
We want to thank you for joining us today, and we hope that you’ll join us again in the next episode of Deep Ecology.
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We are joined now by two very special guests.
Today we’re joining you all in studio with David Frum.
He serves as the president of the American Enterprise Institute and as a former chief economist for President Bill Clinton.
And today he joins us to talk about his book, The Case for a New American Economy.
David Frums is the author of The Party Built in Hell, which was co-edited with Jonathan Chait.
The book looks at the economic forces that made Donald Trump and his Republican Party so successful, and it shows how these forces are now changing the way we think about our economy.
It is an economic history of the United States.
David, welcome back.
How are you?
David Frumin, thanks for joining me.
It’s been an honor.
I want to start off by saying I’m thrilled that you’re going to be here, and I know you’re very excited.
You’re the author.
David F. Frumin is the president and chief executive officer of the Institute for American Values.
He previously served as chief economist and chief economist at the Center for Economic and Policy Research.
He was also chief economist of the U.S. Department of Labor from 1995 to 2001, where he oversaw the Labor Department’s Office of Economic Research.
Frum is the coauthor of The Case For a New America Economy, which won the Pulitzer Prize for Economic Journalism and is available on Amazon.org.
Today on Recode and with David, I have two guests.
The first is Robert Reich.
He runs the White House Office of Management and Budget, and his latest book is The Big Short: How Wall Street and the Super Rich Run the World.
Robert Reich is the former secretary of labor.
He served as the chairman of