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Jul 3, 2019

This week’s guest, Robert McDonald, author of Confounding Father talks about the quintessential American philosopher: Thomas Jefferson. During the birth of America, innumerable obstacles stood in its way. What followed was the triumph of the first Americans, from a revolutionary war to purchasing Louisiana and everything in between. Join Antony Davies and James Harrigan for a cheerful, optimistic ode to the spirit of America on this week’s episode of Words & Numbers.

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Quick hits

Disney heir calls for wealth tax

https://www.npr.org/2019/06/28/736993245/disney-heiress-calls-for-wealth-tax-we-have-to-draw-a-line

San Francisco bans vaping

https://fee.org/articles/san-francisco-becomes-first-us-city-to-ban-sale-of-e-cigarettes-a-healthier-alternative-to-smoking/

Foolishness of the week

Democratic debates and yoga games

https://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/450540-marianne-williamson-sends-out-healthy-alternative-to-debate

Topic of the week: Robert McDonald on Thomas Jefferson

Confounding Father

https://tinyurl.com/y39dpz5g

Thomas Jefferson’s Lives: Biographers and the Battle for History

https://tinyurl.com/yxtgkhng

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