ABC Radio National presents material from Big Ideas web and TV to bring you the best public talks, debates and lectures from Australia and around the world. One single audio file of the whole program - good for continuous listening.
October 17th, 2016
Episode 428 of 461 episodes
Opinions are a dime a dozen.Everyone has one and plenty of people share them on Twitter, Facebook, or on online comments pages. Is all this opinion enhancing democracy or hindering real debate? Also, commentator and economic historian, Niall Ferguson, reflects on the importance of history and how it can be applied to the present, and the state of the global economy.