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with the right soil... everyone grows with miracle-gro. i'm toure of tgic. thank goodness it is "the cycle." president obama meets the so-called modern king. is this the end of america's reign on the world stage? >> i'm sitting in for toure's
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book. that is the last time we're going to mention it today. >> no, it's not. >> boom! i have to till, i can get used to this. that's my kind of humor. >> i'll be laughing all the way to the bank. see what i did there? we were talking about humor. we're going to show you how to tip the odds in your favor on everything from the stock market to your week on the tennis court. game, set, match. "the cycle" starts right now. >> don't get used to it. from peace talks to syria, president obama's wrapping up his mideast tour. this is actually really cool. we were looking at this map before the show. this is cool. president obama is out of israel and spending the night in jordan. he arrived this morning. abdullah is the region's most pro american leader.
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he survived the arab spring with few scars while watching the others fall. the atlantic even coined him, the modern king in the arab spring. unfortunately for him his desert kingdom is between israel, syria, iraq often throwing his region in the middle of unrest. jordan has strategic interests in an israeli/palestinian peace deal beyond security. more than half of all jordanians can trace their roots back to the west bank or israel. and nearly 2 million palestinian refugees now call jordan home. but tops on today's general, syria. the two-year civil war has now killed 70,000 syrians and it keeps escalating. >> we're working together to strengthen a credible syrian opposition. the united states will certainly do our part. we are already the single largest donor of humanitarian assistance to the syrian people. i'm confident that assad will go. it is not a question of if.
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it is when. and so part of what we have to spend a lot of time thinking about is what is the aftermath? for the american people we have to recognize we have a stake here. >> a half million syrian refugees have fled to jordan. a nation already dependent on foreign aid including $13 billion from the u.s. king abdullah says assad's days are numbers but fears islam rule could emerge in its place. chuck todd is traveling with the president and asking the president as many questions as he wants. that's how chuck todd gets down. chuck, i have one question for you. what is going on in your world right now? >> well, it has been a pretty busy day. you brought up the issue of syria and this is classic all politics is local issue when it comes to jordan. this issue of syrian refugees and the economic toll it is taking on the country is clearly the number one item on the king's agenda. he equated it. he made an interesting little
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parallel. he said they may get close, up to a million refugees by the end of the year. that would be the equivalent, he said, he used his math in the united states if we had 60 million refugees suddenly flooding our border in a year. that is how many syrians are coming over the border. and the president, mindful of this, he came with a little gift for the jordanians. $200 million in additional aid simply to deal with this refugee issue. but the other big news of the day happened before the president left israel. he did a little tarmac diplomacy. right before he got on air force one, he and prime minister netanyahu pulled off into a trailer and the president brokered a phone call between the prime minister of israel and the prime minister of turkey. the two countries have essentially been, not in a good place, if you will. they don't have normalized relations anymore. it all goes back to the flotilla
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incident where israel attacked that flotilla that they believe was carrying weapons into gaza. there were some turkish citizens kill on that. turkey has been waiting for an apology. well, netanyahu apologized during the phone call today for what he says for those deaths that, he called them operational mishaps. in addition, the prime of israel accepted basically an apology from the prime of turkey who a few weeks ago equated zionism with a, an ideology that somehow accepts crimes against humanity. so the two sides have been at a war of words. president obama said these are important allies to the united states. and it is important to him that those two countries have normal relations. the two biggest and most important democracies in the region so obviously, it is in the united states' best interests to have them have relations. so that was probably the big success in the short term that the president can take home. that he simply has the two
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leaders of israel and turkey talking again. and to borrow a pun, talking turkey. >> okay, chuck, always great to have you on. we turn to professor of mideast politics at the london skoofl economics. also, the author of obama and the middle east. the end of manager's moment. i want to play a little tape of obama talking about israel and then get you to come. >> we have the choice to acquiesce to evil or make real our solemn vow, never again. we have the choice to ignore what happens to others or to act on behalf of others. and to continually examine in ourselves whatever dark places there may be, that may lead to
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such actions or inactions. this is our obligation. not simply to bear witness but to act. >> he's talking about israel there. but some will say, well, then, what about syria? the situation is deteriorating. what would you like to see america do in syria right now? do you want to see us invade? do you want to see us back the rebels even more? do you want to see us put together an international coalition? what should be the strategy. >> i think you're really asking a very difficult question. >> we do on "the cycle." >> there are no easy options in syria. the political struggle, it started with the assad regime. it has turned into all-out civil war. you have more than 100 armed faction in syria. the assad regime is no longer a conflict between assad and the opposition. it is a regional war by proxy. you have rapp and iraq and
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hezbollah supporting him. on the other hand you have turkey and qatar. not only a regional war by proxy. you have russia and the united states. i would argue that president barack obama has been reluctant to intervene directly by either providing arms to the opposition or sending american boots on the ground. what i like to see is a concerted effort on the part of the united states, leading the effort to really broker a political settlement, a diplomatic solution. there is no military solution in syria. syria is not libya. even though i would argue that the rebels will ultimately win there particular struggle in the long term, we don't know. one or two years. at the end of it, there will be no syria as we know it. there will be no state as we know it. and more important from my point of view, there will be the social fabric, the diversity would most likely be destroyed.
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not to mention the that i willover effects from syria into will he be none and jordan into iraq and even into turkey. >> wow! a dramatic scene that you paint and potentially destabilizing, i expect. but turning back to jordan, talk to me a little about internal jordanian politics. i know to the extent they've had protests there, some of the protesters have called the king ali been aba and his family, the 40 thieves. there was a birthday party that was called overly straf ganlt. is there a class divide that is in jordan itself potentially destabilizing? >> you are asking a very important question. i mean it. many american viewers do not know that jordan is in political turmoil. the king is facing serious economic and political challenges. not just from the islamist position. from his own tribal base. jordan is bankrupt. literally you have $3 billion in
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deficit, annual deficit every year. and employment is double digits. as you said, not only do you have a class divide, you have major socioeconomic divide between the ruling class and the rest of the opposition. more than 40% of jordanians are basically living in poverty. not to plepgs that as you suggested earlier, most of the population in jordan are palestinians so the palestinian/israeli conflict weighs very heavily on the king. and it is for the first time after the arab spring, the king's ledge gitimacy is being challenged. not only from his own tribal base, and this is the situation for the king. that's why president obama is in jordan today to shore up the king and provide some financial assistance as he did, $200 million on top of the $500 million annually that the united states provides to the kingdom. >> you mentioned president obama leaving israel for jordan. one question is what has he left
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behind? the oldest newspaper in israel, founded before the country was founded said that security will not be attained by military means alone. rather, it will be achieved through peace, based on two states for two peoples. and then they quote the president. neither occupation nor expulsion, as obama put it. obama's goal in coming to israel has been achieved. he won israeli hearts and gave israelis a sense of security. a pretty strong endorsement. do you agree with that. >> yes. what you just cited shows that israel is not a monolith. that the right wing party does not speak for all israelis. there is a major settlement to the israeli public would like to make peace with the palestinian public. and as we know from all the polls that have been taken, both in israel and in palestine, you have more than 50% of the
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population would like a settlement based on a two-state solution. let me be blunt here. president barack obama has given great speeches in the last two days or so. but now the challenge that faces president barack obama is to translate his rhetoric into political action. let me be blunt, too. president barack obama gave up on brokering a peace settlement between the palestinians and the israelis almost after the first year. prime minister benjamin netanyahu is more interested in on the ground than a two-state solution. we shall wait and see if president barack obama, this great american, would invest serious political capital in brokering a peace settlement between two camps. >> and how interested are the palestinians and abbas in a two-state solution? i was reading this week.
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he was writing that this term work the-state solution, is a real fallacy. for many reasons, one of which is because palestinian authority does not actually want a two-state solution. abbas has written before that he would never recognize israel's authority. and as you know, i'm sure, two-state solutions have been brokered and offered, 1937, '47, 2000, 2008, all denied. on the part of the palestinian authority. so is obama's quest for a two-state solution naive? >> the palestinians have repeatedly stressed that they believe in a two-state solution. abbas, the palestinian leader has made it clear that a settlement must be based on a two-state solution. a secure and viable jewish state and a viable independent palestinian state. >> but israel is already a state. it is u.n. recognized. it is a state. the two-state solution presumes that israel isn't already a
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state. and abbas has written that he will never recognize israel's sovereignty. and creating a two states will only give them cause to internationalize a legal conflict with israel. >> the reality as we know it now, this is not, i'm not really debating this particular question. it is israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu who does not truly accept what we call a settlement based on a two-state solution. an independent, viable state. for the palestinians, in the west bank and gaza and occupied east jerusalem in a viable independent israeli state in the very heart of the arab world. you're absolutely correct. israel is an independent state. the question to you and to many israelis, israel must embed itself in its environment. israel must be integrated into the region as a good citizen as long as the palestinians, and i'm both as a scholar of the
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middle east and also as an american. as long as the palestinians remain disinherited, they will be there peace and stability. israel is very powerful. israel is a fortress. but all of us would like to see the jewish community fully integrated into that part of the world by reaching a settlement based on security and peace and reconciliation. this is the way to go. and abbas, anyone else. the reality, i'm choosing my words very carefully. the israelis will never find a better partner than mahmoud abbas who has fully accepted a settlement based on a two-state solution. full security for israel and dignity for the palestinians and a viable state on the, what we call the 23% of what used to be historic palestine. >> abbas has called israel a land of jesus and mohamed. so i'm not sure he is interested in any israeli sovereignty.
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>> professor, thank you very much. up next, chris christie gets a grilling from kindergartners? i hope this went better than what we just watched with the teacher. "the cycle" rolls on. [ male announcer ] what?! investors could lose tens of thousands of dollars in hidden fees on their 401(k)s?! go to e-trade and roll over your old 401(k)s to a new e-trade retirement account. none of them charge annual fees and all of them offer low cost investments. e-trade. less for us. more for you. only hertz gives you a carfirmation. hey, this is challenger. i'll be waiting for you in stall 5. it confirms your reservation and the location your car is in, the moment you land. it's just another way you'll be traveling at the speed of hertz.
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did you come in a limo? >> no. i came in something even better. i came in a helicopter. their do you get to meet the president? >> yes. i've gotten to meet him a bunch of times. i used to keep the number in my
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head how many time i met him but now it's too many time to down. >> is the president's wife enchanting? >> is the president's wife enchanting? >> yes, actually, she was. she is very smart. she is very nice. >> i saw you on tv. did you? >> what was i doing? >> nothing. >> nothing? that's pretty usual. >> that was new jersey governor chris christie hosting his own version of kids say the darnedest things while traveling through his state. it included a trip to a kindergarten class. he took some questions. pretty harmless, right? >> i am a third grader at the elementary school. you've done a great job here in new jersey and i was wondering if you were thinking about running for president. >> do you work for msnbc? i'm not thinking about running for president right now because i've got a job to do here.
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and i've got an obligation to all these folks. you cannot worry about fourth grade until you finish third grade. you know? i can't worry about this until i do this job. >> maybe he is on to something. maybe the republican party should start recruiting in kindergarten classes. obviously, i mean, this was just tailor made for tv spin. i mean, i loved it. who did not? aadorable. she got an answer out of him that was better than most reporters can get on 2016. can't finish third grade until you finish fourth grade? cannot go to fourth until you finish third. >> nailed it. >> wait until you have kids. >> he did nail it. and i think as republicans, not to take this sue seriously but as republicans sort of look to the future, who will lead us marching toward 2016, i've been talking about rand paul and marco rubio teaming up. rand paul to the intellect you'll voice of the party and
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marco rubio to the more emotional voice. chris christie can do something neither of them can do. this sort of no nonsense cut right to it. delivers a great punch line. tells it like it is. he has more flexibility to do that as governor. i think when you're in congress, you have to be a little more careful with your words but no one can do what chris christie does. we need him too. >> i think what you see is his strength as a candid candidate for a candid camera world. mitt romney had a lot of problems just being videoed, being himself. it was worse than the other problems he had which was not being himself. neither worked out very well. and chris christie does this thing, when he talks off the cuff. to kids or teachers or yelling at reporters, people love it. if you look on youtube at the viral videos, and he has created several. eight of the top ten are him being spontaneous. you can see, he says it is
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reprehensible. this is the crap i have to hear. >> how my uncle talk. >> what the hell are we paying you for? get the hell off the beach. i don't think it is a great way for a governor to address his constituents and i think he has used an outsized personality to actually distract from a very anti-worker platform so there are a lot of problem with chris christie. if we're optics, youtube, campaigning for a republican party that doesn't look good when it says what it thinks, he is better than most. >> he has pretty good approval ratings. >> rand is the intellectual side of the party which has a lot of truth to it but it a little scary. but the emotional side, i would say that is christie. representing the party, kind of like the george bush appeal. i say real thing more from here than above the neck. but rand paul is the leader of the republican party, or at least the leader of the race for 2016. >> he is one of them. >> he won the krp pac straw poll.
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and he has this appeal to under 40s that none of the others can match at this point. i think he is interesting as the most, the best friend that the restaurant industry in america could possibly have. he is pro pathway. again -- >> are you about rand? >> pro pathway to citizenship. anti-being droend in cafes and pro deciding whether or not they want to have black people go into the restaurants. there. >> you can forgive my confusion when you said restaurant industry. i thought you were talking about chris christie. >> no, no, rand paul. >> i don't know about rand paul as the leader for 2016. he has gotten a lot of energy. i has a lot of thing, he won the cpac. i think he is a better politician than his dad is. i think he has a broader reach in terms of actually getting the nomination in 2016. i think that's probably a stretch. going back to whaurp saying, i
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think you were touching on something important. he has this larger than life personality. you cannot help but watch him with those kids and like your heart melts. you can't help but like the guy in that moment. and you can get away with a lot more when you have that. when you're mitt romney and you have no charm. >> no personality. >> everybody is looking at, where are you on this issue, we don't like that and picking you apart. when you're chris christie, you can get away with not being where the republican base is because you have this brash go out and get them personality. you can get away with not being as liberal as the country wants you to be. because the same thing, you get sense that this is a real human being. >> he is getting away with it now. >> so unusual to see a politician who actually feel like a real human being. >> he definitely feels human. i don't know if he gets away with it as 2016 gets closer. i don't know. we'll to have see. we'll have to watch with chris christie. if you have the chance to ask
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governor chris christie, what would it be? bob moore wants to know, governor christie, what would you do to break up the partisan politics in washington? you know the drill. like us on facebook. christie has 97,000 of them. up next, the senate may be on the verge of a breakthrough on immigration.
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we're close, said senator menendez. the negotiations between big business, big labor and the gang of eight hit a snag as they work on the framework for lower skilled undocumented workers to be able to do jobs the vast majority of american citizen would rather not do. the question around a pathway to citizenship seems resolved with a 13-year path. however, a new poll by the public religion research institute finds almost two-thirds of all americans are in favor of a path to citizenship. though that number probably doesn't take into account the feelings of the 11 million
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undocumented americans. it also showed that 71% of americans favor a pathway and a robust 53% of republicans are in favor of one as well. which is all well and good. should we consider what immigrants think? we welcome the great writer who grew up in haiti and immigrated at age 12. she's written many beautiful novels and a book called create dangerously. the immigrant writer at work. she is a genius, certified. it is truly an honor to have you on the show. thank you very much. >> thank you so much for having me. i just remember you as such a novelist before. it has been great to see what's happened to you. >> now we're getting too much. your recent article, you talk about immigrants remain humane treatment. what do you mean? how do you define humane treatment? do you include a 13-year pathway as humane? >> well, humane treatment is
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basic. you have a detention system now where it is mostly privatized so you have people if they get sick, if you have cancer, or if you get really sick, you get people who don't get wheel chairs. so treating people humanely because they're in the custody of the u.s. government. i think that and getting them representation when they go before a judge is the beginning of dealing with the people who are already here and in detention. then the longer term immigration reform where we'll have things like a pathway to citizenship which i've heard a lot of the congress people say they don't think immigrants want. >> let's pull back the lens. america is a place where almost everybody has come from somewhere else recently. why do you think we're trying to pull up the ladder and keep other people from becoming part of this country? this melting pot? >> well, we forget that i think
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every time there's been a wave of immigration from wherever it has been, there has been a kind of back lash. now i think we have more immigrants from browner and poorer places. so you have the resistance. but we at the same time held that this is a country of immigrants. we want people to serve us, to work here, to do all these difficult jobs and then to go home. >> ed your stories were fueled by a story about your uncle. >> he was 81 years old and he had been coming to visit us here in the united states for about 30 years. and one evening in october, 2004, he came after his house had been ransacked and destroyed in haiti and he got to the asylum. he got to the airport and they asked him how long he would be staying. he had a valid visa and a passport and he said he might be
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requesting asylum. so they arrested him. his medication was taken away and he died in shackles in a prison ward of a hospital five days later. >> not to crassly move this conversation to politics but it is an important part of the discussion. i came across an interesting piece in the nation from rick perlestein this week. he would understand if democrats should want immigration given that historically immigrant groups once discriminated ten to move right ward. what if they start becoming italian? what if they followed the group of other immigrant groups before them, become increasingly upward mobile and become increasingly identified by themselves and others as white. is it not reasonable to assume that they might become more republican? is that a consideration in any of this? >> i think it shouldn't be the primary consideration. the things will fall where they
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may. i think that kind of thinking assumes that there is a lack of diversity in immigrant populations. we're not a lump sum groups. there is religious diversity. that doesn't ring true to me and it shouldn't be the primary consideration. >> i agree. >> i want to turn to human rights. the constitution secures rights to all persons. but it only secures voting and related voting rights to citizens. and yet we're seeing this very interesting interplay with the dreamers and many noncitizens really finding their political voice and entering this political process, asking for rights or rights for their parents or a path to citizenship even before they are fully consecrated in the political conversation under our rule. does that strike you as a relevantly new phenomenon or does that harken back to previous experiments in immigrant communities? >> well, the dreamers are very fascinating group. most house holes are a mixed
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status house. some people have legal status and others could be undocumented. dreamers are children of parents, children born here or came here as very young children. and i think they've participated in our education system, our political system even though they haven't been voting so they've been inform by that. it is natural they would demand their rights because they've been following the political system since they were children, most of them. >> all right. thank you so much for being here. i'm going to send you a copy of my book. >> oh, i can't wait. you got the mention in. >> up next -- i just do it to mention it. >> from the office to playing the field. how to be top dog. apparently it has something to do with the shape of your hands. behind who wins and who loses. keep it on the best show hands down. ♪ [ acoustic guitar: upbeat ]
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what do you want? what do you see in front of me? you see a big blue ribbon. you want it, you come and you grab it. >> she's freaking out. >> get the busy bee. >> you get the busy bee. i need on trim her whiskers. it's in the crate. it's in the crate. >> in a dog eat dog world, are you the leader of the pack or the under dog? we are encouraged to do whatever it takes to win. the science of win is just as biological as it is mental. take dog hammers, for one example. for women handlers who befriend their competition before a show. testosterone levels actually decrease. for men it continues to rise, fueling their competitive drive. ladies, don't fret. the science also shows that we are actually better at risk taking. here to help us and you identify your own competitive style and
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tip the odds in your favor is best selling author, the author of top dog. winning and losing. in the book you write from champion tennis players to nba students to army recruits to jeopardy contestants, even children just racing across the playground. women and men compete differently. how so? >> well, women are actually very good at judging the odds of whether they're going to win or lose. women are very sensitive to those odds. on wall street, female financial analysts, they're 7.3% more accurate than male financial analysts. a brand new study just this week showed that women-run hedge funds outperformed male-run hedge funds. all that ability to see the risk and be sense i have the to the risk gets in their way in a competition where ignoring the risk is what it takes to succeed. such as in politics.
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last year in 2012, only four american women out of 181 million american women filled out any sort of a form to run for governor. and we've long known with. women don't enter into political races. it is not that women are not competitive. the work by sarah fulton out of texas a & m. she finds when the odds of winning are below 20%, all of the candidates are men. when the odds go from 20% to 50 or 40%, women will jump into the race even more than men will. but sometimes to take the risk. whether it is in silicon valley or politics, the odds weren't that great for president obama when he started running for president. it means being willing to overcome the odds and not look for the sure thing. >> po, krystal brought up tournament tennis. when you're like 8 and 9 and 10 years old, you see some kids are dying to win and some kids accept that the other kid is
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better and they may not fight quite as harsh. where does the urge to win really begin? is it in the kid or does it come from the parent telling them, go out there and do it. >> i think a big factor are in the kids' early experiences. i think in tennis, if you're doing elite tennis, those kids have often never lost until they get to 8 and 9 and 10. so they did not have those early losing experiences and they don't like it. and they try to avoid it. i think those early losing experiences are healthy for kids. because healthy competitive skills is not just the ability to turn it up when it counts. it is also to turn it down when it doesn't down. to recognize when does it matter and when doesn't it matter in if you try to compete at everything, you end up not winning at everything. >> po, i have to be honest. i will read any book that mentions the alabama gang. you talk about that epic fight at the daytona 500 in 1979 between allison brothers and
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yarborough. you say that was the year that stock racing was born. it is also the year i was born. because drivers with the stakes so high, big purse, widespread, televised race, they were riskier on the track. and i'm sure that's true. but i also know a lot of nascar drivers who are competitive no matter what. they want to drive. they will drive every day of the week, not on television and for no money just because they love to race. is competition sort of endemmic to competitive behaviors, regardless of the stakes? >> just what the scientists would say, the economists would say, what you're observing is true. people intrinsically love to compete. i'm one of them. but they'll take ever more risks and get into fights like that fight at the daytona 500 in 1979, because of how much they've being paid to win. and even as we're totally driven to compete, we're still subtle to the other additional
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influences. to go to your question, are we, really you're saying is this inherent? are we born with it? we are. we all have systems wired into us that make us perhaps different degrees of competitiveness but we can all compete. our nations have could compete, our schools have to compete. a lot of us don't compete. we go to our jobs, get our school done. and i think the book is trying to make people more aware of the hidden factors affecting whether they really bring it on a day-to-day basis. >> the nascar drivers, i mean, their fierceness of desire to win or desire to, it is not just that they like to win. they like to colonmpete. they don't find it scary. they're not intimidated by losing. they find it fun to go at it. >> on that point, you talked about people bringing it. nack for people who have been dreaming about it their whole life may be an automatic excite many every day. what about the many people who
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to go work every day in a job that they're not excited about and in a field if anything they want to get out of them would rather be competing for a passion or in music or writing. what do you think the science shows about how to get from an industry you don't like out and turn a hobby into a job? >> i wrote what should i do with my life ten years ago. that was a huge generational best seller that was very much about that phenomenon. what i've learned from the research for top dog, i can tell the story of truckers. in the old days, tricky was smoky and the bandit. you had rebels. they did not have many rules. they didn't like to be controlled. and the trucking zpri the truckers made a lot of money. then a lot of new regulations came in saying you cannot drive there that fast. you have to check in all the time. and trucking started losing money and truckers were unhappy. then the trucking industry realized, we've been hiring the wrong types of people for this new environment. we need to hire now people who
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like following rules. who like checking in. who are more introverted, not extroverted. when they hired the right people, the industry did well. so each of us, i think we would say i don't like insurance or i don't like nursing anymore. i don't want to be a mechanical engineer. if you looked at your job as a game, as a competition, it is a competition with certain rewards, certain influences, certain monitoring. we will all do our best when our natural competitive style fits our work. and so in terms of making that shift, it is finding the type of work that fits your competitive style. i like short term intense competitions and then rest and recuperation. some people are like every day people. they like it to be, they're prompt every day. some people like deadlines. some people hate deadlines. some people like to be rewarded with incentives. >> we love deadlines. >> all right.
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po bronson, thank you so much. that was perfect stuff. up next, speaking of science, a shocker this week behind one of facebook's most popular pages. hi i'm terry, and i have diabetic nerve pain.
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popular sites on the internet. both are freeshging people out. rhonda rousy will be a coach when for the first time women are allowed to compete in the popular reality series "the ultimate fighter." some sports fans are dubious about putting women in the ring at all. meanwhile, the founder of one of the most popular science pages on facebook i f-ing love science which has 4.2 million fans happened to mention in passing that she was a woman and that news prompted over 10,000 comments ranging from sexist rants to you go girl. a science buff, a fighter. look, women make up 47% of the workforce. why is any of this controversial? let's backspin. i found these two stories really interesting because people can't handle women doing certain things and it comes at the same time that facebook's cheryl sanberg is telling everyone in lean in, work hard and change policy when you can. i guess when i'm wondering is when can you lean in industries
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where there are few women, no critical mass and people freak out even when you mention you're a woman who likes science. >> it does sort of show how even though we think we're so enlightened and we've broken these barriers and we have, people without realizing come to things with these preconceptions. some of the comments that were more interesting to me were the ones that said i didn't know i had this bias and i'm so surprised that you're a woman. it was enlightening to some people in that way and i'll just say, quickly, when i decided to run for congress and i went out to seek wisdom from people, some of the first critiques and suggestions i got were to cut my hair, to wear flats, to not talk about my kids -- >> there she is! >> the instinct was to make me as unfeminine as possible, basically. >> when i first started writing about politics i wasn't on tv and it wasn't twitter age so you couldn't look and see who you were and a lot of people thought was a dude, i guess, because
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sizing them then your e-mails stop getting return, but the demand for black friends continues because some people need them to make themselves feel not racist. take the republican party. sometimes they have that not so fresh feeling. >> what? >> i mean fresh in the hip-hop sense. what did you think i meant? >> gross. >> anyway their recent autopsy found out they need to, quote, must be committed to building a lasting relationship with the african-american community based with the spirit of caring. they need to build that because i don't feel cared about by the gop at all. people who respect and care about me don't try to suppress my vote. i'm kind of big on that. also, if you want to show me you care stop trying to kill the voting rights act and a firm tiff action and calling me a taker and a lazy person and a non-real american, but such as the dysfunctional abusive relationship that gop insists on with black


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