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Three Big Ideas

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Three Big Ideas

Three Big Ideas

Three Big Ideas

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CHICAGO, IL - DECEMBER 27: A vintage-style incandescent light bulb (C) is shown with an LED light bulb (L) and a compact florescent (CFL) light bulb. (Photo Illustration by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
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We are living through a historical moment that is so big, in so many ways. The response should be equally big. What might've seemed absurd just a few months ago is what we need to be trying right now.

Yes, we need to dramatically increase testing and hire an army of contact tracers — but that's not going to be enough. We need to think bigger. We need to think weirder. So, in this episode, we look at three big ideas: building useless factories for a good reason, handing out money to almost everyone based on the unemployment rate, and quarantining an entire sports league.

Music: "Flute Me Up," "Balkan Bash," "Home In The West," and "Fifties Moon."

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