Dec 14, 2021
Do we act out of a sense of what’s moral or do we act out of self-interest? Dale Dorsey, professor of philosophy at the University of Kansas, argues that prudence — essentially our own self-interest — is an important aspect of decision-making, one that needs to be taken more seriously.
Dec 6, 2021
Media tend to cover meditation and mindfulness as potential panaceas that can be good for everyone. But assuming mediation and mindfulness will help everyone’s mental health is like supposing anyone can run a marathon with no training. The practices can have many benefits, but also side-effects for some.
Sep 24, 2021
Guest Alexander Platt says that in some cases transparency regarding who invests in which companies can stifle economic competition, help defeat corporate reform and ultimately hurt the consumer.
Aug 19, 2021
Rafael Acosta Morales, author and University of Kansas associate professor of Spanish language and literature, argues traditional American media stereotypes of cowboys, desperadoes and drug lords don’t jibe with actual perceptions of people living on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border.
Jul 1, 2021
Increasingly, people are learning about historical events via video games. Guest Andrew Denning looks at just what versions of history are depicted in video games and considers how historians should react.