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Power Corrupts

May 23, 2019

What's it like to be held by Somali pirates for 977 days? Or to meet your Dad for the first time after he's been held in a basement in Beirut for nearly 7 years? Are you more likely to be killed as a hostage if you're American than if you're French? And how does economic game theory help us answer the question: what is the price of your freedom?


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Power Corrupts is written and narrated by Brian Klaas. The executive producer and sound editor is George McDonagh.