Hay Festival: PJ O'Rourke, Steven D Levitt, Stephen J Dubner

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Presenter Rana Mitter, is joined on the BBC stage at the Hay Festival by writer and provocateur, PJ O'Rourke and the Freakonomics authors, the economist Steven D Levitt and journalist Stephen J Dubner to discuss decision-making, how emotional and economic stability leads to self-absorbtion, how difficult it is to stop and think about anything and why there is such a gulf between the economic and political and personal rationales for the nature of health care provision here in the UK, the US and around the world.

First broadcast 28/05/2014

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Role Contributor
PresenterRana Mitter
Interviewed GuestP.J O'Rourke
Interviewed GuestSteven Levitt
Interviewed GuestStephen Dubner
ProducerJacqueline Smith

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