Budget News; Candidate Thompson; Two Thinking Modes; End of Power

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Monday, April 08, 2013

Nobel Prize-winning psychologist Daniel Kahneman explains the different advantages to the human brain's two processing modes, which he explored in his book Thinking, Fast and Slow. Plus: Democratic mayoral candidate Bill Thompson; The Washington Post's Ezra Klein talks about the latest budget news, including President Obama's proposed cuts to social programs; and a new book questions the strength of those in power.

Monday Morning Politics: Obama's Social Security Concessions

Ezra Klein, columnist at The Washington Post and MSNBC contributor, discusses the latest from Washington, including the proposed cuts to social programs in President Obama's newest budget and the next round of budget negotiations in Congress.

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Bill Thompson on City Politics

Bill Thompson, former NYC Comptroller, 2013 Democratic candidate for Mayor, discusses the latest news from City Hall, including the paid sick leave deal and his mayoral campaign.

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Power: Not What It Used to Be

El Pais columnist Moisés Naím tells Brian Lehrer why he thinks power is "decaying" today, both for nations and businesses.

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When to Think Quick, When to Think Slow

Daniel Kahneman, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences for his work in psychology and author of Thinking, Fast and Slow (now in paperback), shares his insights into the brain's two modes of thinking and what that can explain about things like jury deliberations, risk, sports streaks, and the 'irrational exuberance' of capitalists.

→ Event: Daniel Kahneman will be appearing with Joshua Foer at the Union Square Barnes and Noble tonight at 7:00 p.m

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Thatcher Today

Former British PM Margaret Thatcher died this morning. British journalist Alan Cowell of The New York Times, currently reporting from Paris, discusses how Thatcher is viewed in the UK today. Plus: your calls. How do you view Margaret Thatcher today? Post your thoughts below or call 212-433-9692

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False Positives

Mark Joseph Stern, contributor to Slate, talks about his false positive HIV test —and takes calls from listeners and what they learned from their false positives.


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