Season 11, Episode 8

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Arthur Brooks is an economist who for 10 years ran the American Enterprise Institute, one of the most influential conservative think tanks in the world. He has come to believe there is only one weapon that can defeat our extreme political polarization: love. Is Brooks a fool for thinking this — and are you perhaps his kind of fool? And: Trader Joe’s, the quirky little grocery chain with California roots and German ownership has a lot to teach all of us about choice architecture, efficiency, frugality, collaboration, and team spirit.

To find out more, check out the podcasts from which this hour was drawn: “How Can We Break Our Addiction to Contempt?” and “Should America Be Run by … Trader Joe’s?