STUDENT FOR SALE (feat. Brian Greene) - Think Again Podcast, ep. 6

[A Top 15 Podcast on iTunes!] We surprise the world's brightest minds with ideas they're totally unprepared to discuss. This week on Big Think's podcastwe're joined by renowned physicist and author Brian Greene. 

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Brian Greene: I could be wrong, but I think you go around once.  I think you die, you die and unfortunately I think that's how it is. And when you're on your deathbed and you look back, to me the question is are you going to look back and be really thrilled that you made millions of dollars and had all sorts of toys?

Can anyone afford college anymore? Would it help if we sold stock in students? Would Young Einstein have been a popular commodity? 

In this week's episode of Big Think's Think Again podcasthost Jason Gots and sometime co-host Eric Sanders are joined by Brian Greene, theoretical physicist, director of the World Science Festival, and author of The Elegant Universe. An interview clip from economist Daniel Altman launches a discussion of why we bother to learn anything in the first place.  

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