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Social Mobility Slow as It Was in Medieval Europe

Tuesday at 10:00am

"Social status is more strongly inherited even than height," writes economic historian Gregory Clark, who examined centuries of data on prosperity. He'll discuss his findings, and why he thinks the American Dream doesn't exist.

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Fresh Air

Is Campaign Cash Ruining America's Courts?

Tuesday at 1:00pm

Should a judicial candidate seek campaign contributions from lawyers who may appear before her? As spending soars in judicial races, there's concern about conflicts of interest and influential groups with ideological agendas.

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How a Country Can Offer Tuition-Free College

Tuesday at 4:00pm

Countries like Denmark, Sweden and Germany offer tuition-free college. How can these countries afford to do that, while trying to maintain quality?

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