Sam and Emma host Columbia Law professor Jamal Greene to discuss his new book “How Rights Went Wrong: Why Our Obsession with Rights Is Tearing America Apart.” They delve into the absolutist, legalized view of rights that frames discourse in the US, how it diverges from the Framers original community-shaped vision of rights, and how exploring the rights on all sides of disputes might lead to more productive political conversation both in and out of the courts. Next, Sam and Emma continue their discussion around vaccine IP law, the crisis in India, and Bill Gates’ role in all of it, and brainstorm Larry Kudrow’s favorite meat-based beers.

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