IDEAS, hosted by Nahlah Ayed, is a deep-dive into contemporary thought and intellectual history. Anchored in a powerful legacy and expansive archive spanning over five decades, its topics are boundless. The nature of consciousness. The history of toilets. The roots and rise of authoritarianism. Near death experiences. No idea is off-limits. The show features documentaries, interviews and panel discussions which have earned it a raft of international and national awards and distinctions. It’s also home to Canada’s preeminent public lecture series, the CBC Massey Lectures. In the age of clickbait and superficial headlines, IDEAS is an oasis for people who like to think.

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Ideas Rights or Wrongs

What happens when rich countries like Canada claim that social and economic rights — like adequate housing and basic health care — are too expensive? Were we wrong to call them rights?
  • 2004
  • 00:54:25
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/19/2014

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