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The RSA hosts one of the world’s leading public events programmes, delivering over 100 lectures, talks, screenings and debates a year. These events provide a platform for our most exciting public thinkers, and encourage intelligent exploration of today’s most urgent social challenges. Our public programme welcomes speakers from across the world and across disciplines – all united by a belief in the power of ideas to inspire and motivate social change. All of the audio files are recordings of talks in our public events programme.

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The Confidence Trap

November 14th, 2013

Episode 125 of 494 episodes

Professor David Runciman warns that the belief that democracies can muddle through anything is a “confidence trap” that may lead ultimately to a crisis that proves just too big to escape.

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