Episode 780: On Second Thought : Planet Money Flip-floppers, this one's for you. Changing your mind is hard, but it's one of the smartest things you can do.

Episode 780: On Second Thought

Episode 780: On Second Thought

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Kaitlin Rose Slattery for NPR
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Kaitlin Rose Slattery for NPR

It's hard to change your mind: You have to confront the limits of your intellect and concede that your adversaries have a point. It's awkward and embarrassing.

We think it's brave to change your view. So, today's show is in praise of flip-floppers. It's dedicated to those who have looked in the mirror, questioned themselves, and corrected course.

We bring you an economist who set out to test a core political conviction. We talk to a novelist who came face-to-face with the shaky foundations of his ideas about copyright. And we journey to a world where thousands of people are rethinking their opinions, and people who make constructive arguments are stars.

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