The Middle-Aged Genius’s Guide to Almost Everything 49 – Cancer

In-Sight Publishing The Middle-Aged Genius’s Guide to Almost Everything 49 - Cancer May 2, 2019 [Beginning of recorded material] Scott Douglas Jacobsen: You have cancer. What's up? Rick Rosner: Just a little, just a whiff of cancer, I have three-millimetre tumour poking out of my left kidney. That they're going to take out of me using …

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Ask A Genius 570 – Death Penalty for Abortion

In-Sight Publishing Ask A Genius 570 - Death Penalty for Abortion March 19, 2019 [Beginning of recorded material] Scott Douglas Jacobsen: Abortion is an ongoing topic in the United States and around the world. Rick Rosner: There is a bunch of legislation happening in the United States that is crazy. It tries to give women the death …

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Ask A Genius 569 – Affirmative Action for the Rich (7)

In-Sight Publishing Ask A Genius 569 - Affirmative Action for the Rich (7) March 18, 2019 [Beginning of recorded material] Rick Rosner: Another factor is that we're babies. We are more influenced by the deliciousness of social media, perhaps, than striver countries like India and China, where we have the luxury of being academically lazy and …

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Ask A Genius 568 – Affirmative Action for the Rich (6)

In-Sight Publishing Ask A Genius 568 - Affirmative Action for the Rich (6) March 17, 2019 [Beginning of recorded material] Scott Douglas Jacobsen: How will this stratify America in the 2020s? Rick Rosner: America is already the most stratified that it has been and the most divided it has been politically, and stratified it has been economically, …

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Ask A Genius 567 – Affirmative Action for the Rich (5)

In-Sight Publishing Ask A Genius 567 - Affirmative Action for the Rich (5) March 16, 2019 [Beginning of recorded material] Rick Rosner: I would use Carole and myself, and our kid, as an example. I mean, we had one kid, which meant our focus was one. I don't think we wee helicopter parents. We weren't Tiger Parents. …

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Ask A Genius 566 – Affirmative Action for the Rich (4)

In-Sight Publishing Ask A Genius 566 - Affirmative Action for the Rich (4) March 15, 2019 [Beginning of recorded material] Rick Rosner: Thing three is, even without cheating as many do, huge advantages for rich people. For one thing, there is no good guide to applying to college. Every family, every kid, has to kind of learn …

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Ask A Genius 565 – Affirmative Action for the Rich (3)

In-Sight Publishing Ask A Genius 565 - Affirmative Action for the Rich (3) March 14, 2019 [Beginning of recorded material] Rick Rosner: Big problem two is that kids apply - the gunners, the elite kids trying to get into the elite colleges. Back when I was applying, a kid might apply to 4 colleges, like a psycho …

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Ask A Genius 564 – Affirmative Action for the Rich (2)

In-Sight Publishing Ask A Genius 564 - Affirmative Action for the Rich (2) March 13, 2019 [Beginning of recorded material] Rick Rosner: Let me say a few things about college admissions in America, which are a mess. Thing one is, there are many more highly qualified students who want to go to highly selective schools than there …

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Ask A Genius 561 – Legally Binding (2)

In-Sight Publishing Ask A Genius 561 - Legally Binding (2) March 10, 2019 [Beginning of recorded material] Scott Douglas Jacobsen: What else? Rick Rosner: Everything is up in the air. There was a story about how Trump's failures include the federal deficit exploding because of the tax cut for rich people. Many people are paying more for …

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