#208 - A decade of stupidity in America | Curio

#208 - A decade of stupidity in America

27 mins | May 12, 2022

Today's episode from 12th May 2022. Elon Musk has said he will reinstate Donald Trump on Twitter once he can and the internet has, as you can imagine, fiercely divided into two camps. We hear from critically acclaimed author and psychologist Jonathan Haidt about his "bothsidesist" approach, his view on liberal democracy and his idea that universities are enabling the "coddling of the American mind". Then later, we find out what "dogfooding" is and how it can help you better understand your customers. In this edition of Lunch with the FT, Jemima Kelly interviews Jonathan Haidt, "known for the theory that moral intuitions are more important than conscious reasoning when it comes to decision-making and political orientation." Together, they discuss Haidt's thoughts on the ‘darts’ of social media, our dangerous present moment — and a decade of stupidity in America. There might be a time when you get into an Uber and find the company's CEO is your driver. For The Financial Times, Yasemin Craggs Mersinoglu analyses a new trend in the technology world, known as /dogfooding', whereby senior executives encourage backroom staff to join them in exercises that test the quality of their products and services. Wake up with Curio is a different kind of morning show that gives you the context behind the news and gets you motivated for the day ahead, every Monday - Friday.

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