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Deep Dive: The Public Private Life

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To what extent should one’s personal life become a public issue?

Having a private life is a relatively well-accepted right, but what does a private life actually mean? And when should usually-private information, such as health and income, be public?


Show Notes & Links

Radiolab’s amazing piece “Patient Zero“, about, among other things, Typhoid Mary

CNN story about the criminalization of HIV, “Imprisoned over HIV: One man’s story” by Saundra Young

Workers Share Their Salary Secrets” by Lauren Weber at The Wall Street Journal

Inequality at Work: The Effect of Peer Salaries on Job Satisfaction by David Card, Alexandre Mas, Enrico Moretti, and Emmanuel Saez

History of Private Life, Volume V: Riddles of Identity in Modern Times Series edited by Phillippe Ari├Ęs and Georges Duby, Volume editor Antoine Prost and Gerard Vincent

Private Lives and Public Policies: Confidentiality and Accessibility of Government Statistics

United Nations International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights

University of Hafia (this was missated in the podcast as Hofstra) report: Privacy in the Digital Environment

Wikipedia on Lilly Ledbetter : there are a number of great books and reports out there, this is just a starting place!

Audio Engineering & Editing by Jeremiah Puhek.