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Ideas In Action with Jim Glassman

Is The DOD Becoming The New Aid? (#127)

Guests: Carl Schramm, President of the Kauffman Foundation, Colonel Mike Meese, who teaches "Expeditionary Economics " at West Point, and Ann Marlow, who posts a blog titled Peace Later! on World Affairs Daily.Org and contributes frequently to the Wall Street Journal and the Weekly Standard. She is also a visiting fellow at the Hudson Institute.

Should DOD be the new AID? The U.S. military has always helped bring order to shattered countries. Now some scholars are arguing the military should re-build shattered economies as well. But is this the right role for U.S. soldiers? [26 minutes] Closed Captioning

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Series Description: From the producers of "Think Tank with Ben Wattenburg," Ideas in Action with Jim Glassman is a new half-hour weekly series on ideas and their consequences. Each edition of Ideas in Action presents a discussion of trends, conditions, and ideas behind the week's headlines. In the tradition of the long-running PBS series Think Tank, the program limits itself to one topic per half-hour edition in order to go deeper into a subject than the average TV show. Viewers engage with a diverse group of economists, historians, anthropologists, political scientists, demographers, and social philosophers, as well as authorities from many other disciplines.

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