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

Rana Mitter is joined on the BBC stage at the 2015 Hay Festival by writer and provocateur PJ O'Rourke, and Freakonomics authors Steven D Levitt and Stephen J Dubner.

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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P J O'Rourke

P J O'Rourke
P J O Rourke's book The Baby Boom:  How It Got That Way and How It Wasn't My Fault is available in hardback now

Steven D Levitt & Stephen J Dubner

Think Like a Freak: How to Think Smarter about almost Everything by Steven D Levitt and Stephen J Dubner is available now in hardback, paperback and e-books

BBC in Hay-on-Wye Festival

BBC in Hay-on-Wye Festival

Hay Festival of Literature and the Arts takes place between 24 May and 1 June 2014

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Rana Mitter
Interviewed Guest P.J O'Rourke
Interviewed Guest Steven Levitt
Interviewed Guest Stephen Dubner
Producer Jacqueline Smith

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