THE ARTHUR BROOKS SHOW

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Arthur Brooks explores the art of disagreement. Against the backdrop of a toxic political climate, he believes the issue with our discourse is not that we disagree too much, but that we’ve forgotten how to disagree well. Different perspectives and diverse views aren’t cause to shy away from conversations. To the contrary, they’re a sign to dig deeper—because that’s when things start getting interesting.

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MEET ARTHUR

Arthur Brooks is a leading conservative voice. As president of the American Enterprise Institute, he works with political, intellectual, and business leaders in Washington D.C. and around the country to defend liberty, increase opportunity, and expand access to the blessings of free enterprise for all.

An economist by training, Arthur has spent decades studying culture and public policy. His work in topics from technical economics to the sources of human happiness has established his reputation as a bestselling author, a prolific social scientist, and an original thinker.

Arthur’s path to Washington is anything but typical. Raised in liberal Seattle, he dropped out of college to play music and spent several years living in Spain. Three decades, three degrees, and three kids later, he is fighting to give everyone the same chance to build their lives and pursue happiness.

As the president of the American Enterprise Institute, a nationally recognized think tank based in Washington, D.C., Arthur leads a community of scholars and supporters committed to expanding liberty, increasing individual opportunity, and strengthening free enterprise for all Americans. AEI is a private and nonpartisan non-profit. The scholars and research from AEI foment competition of ideas and educate leaders around the country.

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Episode 4: Disconnected

There’s a lot of disagreement on social media, but not much meaningful debate. Episode 4 of The Arthur Brooks Show explains how social media facilitates outrage culture as well as why human interaction holds the key to better disagreement.

Episode 3: Tell me a story

The smartest person in the room doesn’t win the debate — the best storyteller does. The third episode of The Arthur Brooks Show explores the power of stories, demonstrating how we can use them to more effectively persuade, inspire, and unite others.

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