Pandemic Ethics

PANDEMIC ETHICS

THE PODCAST

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About the Podcast

An accessible and informative discussion of the great ethical challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic. Featuring world-renowned experts in ethics, health, law, economics, business, public policy, and beyond. 

LATEST EPISODES

Covid-19 and the Future of Work


Daron Acemoglu (MIT) and I discuss how the pandemic accelerates trends toward greater automation, the economic and moral impact of labor-replacing techonolgy, and what governments can do differently to create a free and inclusive post-Covid economy.

Covid, Poverty, and IP


In this episode we discuss the impact of the pandemic on global poverty, the role that intellectual property plays in vaccine development and distribution, and the ethical and economic case for a "People's Vaccine." My guest is economist Sanjay Reddy of the New School for Social Research

Vaccine Ethics


Danielle Wenner (Carnegie Mellon) and I discuss essential questions for the production and distribution of vaccines for Covid-19, including the unblinding of ongoing trials and the role of intellectual property in determining how quickly people throughout the world can get vaccinated.  

RECENT AND FUTURE EPISODES

INCLUDING BRIEF DESRIPTIONS, GUEST BIOGRAPHIES, AND A COUPLE SUGGESTED READINGS FOR EACH EPISODE (BECAUSE READING MAKES US SMARTER)

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