The Forum: Challenging Assumptions
Saturday 14 June
BBC WORLD SERVICE
Samira is joined by Steven Levitt, Chicago University economics professor and Freakonomics author, who suggests that to solve problems in a creative way, we first need to realise that ‘It’s in the data, stupid.’
Meanwhile, Danish futurist Anne Lise Kjaer says that although Denmark is perceived as a country of melancholy, taciturn people and dark TV crime thrillers, the Danish way of happiness – at work and in life – has much to teach us all.
Finally, Ian Goldin, Director of Oxford Martin School, argues that, as well as bringing benefits, globalisation also poses significant risks of all kinds. Samira hears his surprising conclusion that to mitigate these risks, we need more globalisation, not less of it.
Throughout the programme, Samira discovers a range of different insights into subjects such as selling shoes, potty training a child and charging a lot of money to give advice. Assume nothing on this week’s Forum.
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