In one of our wildest episodes ever, comedian Jeff Garlin cuts the surprise clip short to call B.S. on neuroscience and complexity.
Leaders at the Federal Reserve will meet later this month to discuss potential rate hikes that have most experts and economists split.
In case you missed it from earlier this week, economist Larry Summers visited Big Think to discuss infrastructure spending and why there's no better time than now to perform maintenance on our roads, ports, and schools.
Economist Larry Summers explains that there's no better time than now for the U.S. to reinvest in its crumbling infrastructure.
The heralded economist and Harvard president emeritus explains why the price of oil is dropping in North America. He also discusses how American energy independence can't be achieved just by reducing reliance on foreign oil.
The following letter was sent by Larry Summers to President Obama, in which he withdrew his name for consideration to be Chairman of the Federal Reserve.
Will Germany follow the course of radical transparency or offshore inter-bank deposits?
A higher percentage of Americans believed in the British crown in 1776 than the percentage of Americans who trust Congress today. Larry Lessig has an idea to change all of that.
What is this thing called love? I took my own stab at understanding the neurobiological circuits underlying love and sex with my own book, DIRTY MINDS: HOW OUR BRAINS INFLUENCE […]
What’s the big idea? The great incentive for using smartphones and social networks is to always be connected to one another, but it’s starting to look like always is too […]
Last year Americans spent more money during Black Friday Weekend than the GDP of North Korea. Larry Summers argues America needs to save, while other countries, like China, need to spend, in order to increase global prosperity.
With the global financial crisis ongoing, the concept of “short-termism” has emerged as one underlying explanation for our current woes. Larry Summers and Eric Schmidt, among others, tackle this question during a lively panel at The Nantucket Project.
Jon Stewart Tells Larry King that Rally to Restore Sanity Won’t Be Political…But Expert Says Impacts Will Be
Last night on CNN, Jon Stewart told Larry King that the Rally to Restore Sanity “is in fact not a political rally,” and instead will be an extension of the […]
Larry Wall, the father of Perl programming language, says that the language he created in 1987 is very “post-modern.” Like po-mo architecture, for instance, Perl “collects features from other languages, […]
Globalization has transformed the practice and study of law, says Larry Kramer, the dean of Stanford Law School. American law firms have dominated the internationalization of law, but this has […]
The one-hundred day shindig is not only being celebrated by the president this week but by the entire White House hierarchy. Though a bit on the sleepy side, Assistant to […]
It was disappointing to see so many stories about the incomes earned by many top Obama officials in the year before they entered public service, and to watch them go […]
A new technique for analyzing networks can tell who wields soft power.
Is college worth it? This question may seem a no-brainer, but there are many reasons why it is worthy of serious deliberation. Here are three.
After mammoth investments and two decades of anti-aging research, what do immortality proponents have to show for it?
On forums, “true bitcoiners” didn’t talk about technology or crypto. Instead, they talked about trust and corruption.
Math offers good evidence that humans can solve any problem — as long as there’s money in it.
Is the Universe finite or infinite? Does it go on forever or loop back on itself? Here's what would happen if you traveled forever.
Scientific certainty survival kit: How to push back against skeptics who exploit uncertainty for political gain
When reading critiques that inflate the uncertainty of science, ask these 7 questions.
We frequently say it's 2.725 K: from the light left over all the way from the Big Bang. But that's not all that's in the Universe.
The Solar System isn't a vortex, but rather the sum of all our great cosmic motions. Here's how we move through space.