#188 - Do US media outlets want a war? | Curio

#188 - Do US media outlets want a war?

21 mins | Apr 14, 2022

Today's episode from 14th April 2022. Why are some top American publications calling for military escalation against Russia? It turns out that they have a long history of it. We take a look at why US reporting is so pro-war and how it could impact decisions made in the White House. Then later, just like sea urchins were the last line of defence to protect coral reef, the internet has been our saviour during the pandemic. But what happens if neither are no longer there? We take a sideways look at how resilient our economy is. The United State's seemingly passive support of Ukraine has shocked the world and led many journalists and social media armchair warriors to demand that the U.S escalates its involvement in the Russian-Ukraine war. However, most live far from the front lines and haven't considered the dangers of the repercussions. For Foreign Policy, Mark Hannah examines the risks that have led to President Joe Biden's cautiousness and explains why this necessary trait doesn't always play well in our polarised news culture. Despite being gripped in a global pandemic for more than two years, our economies have been surprisingly resilient. However, as Tim Harford warns in The Financial Times, the next crisis could be different. He takes a look at the lesson humble sea urchins offer about economic resilience. 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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