Compromise

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Congress managed to avert default with an 11th-hour debt ceiling agreement. But the deal was met with widespread criticism from both Democrats and Republicans. To many Americans, it was less a compromise than a capitulation on important values. As Washington becomes increasingly polarized, true compromise seems more elusive than ever.

We look at the art and history of political compromise, and at the psychology of negotiation.

Guests:

Ron Elving, senior Washington editor for NPR News and author of "Conflict and Compromise: How Congress Makes the Law"

Robert Mnookin, chair of the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School, director of the Harvard Negotiation Research Project and author of "Bargaining With the Devil: When to Negotiate, When to Fight"

Don Moore, associate professor at UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business

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