The boom in conferences and live events have revolutionized the way ideas spread. But as speaking has become big business, organizers have realized they don’t have to pay speakers. We now face a paradox: a valuable service that no one will pay for.
Sarah HaiderThis is one reason why the term “marketplace of ideas” is a bit misleading, as it presumes an even playing field. In reality, its accessible mostly to those who already have the means to participate, and our expectation of free content makes things worse.
The crowd outside the auditorium was growing larger and louder. Controversy had arisen over the “Panel on Religious Extremism in the Middle East” that I had organized at my University. A petition to cancel the event in the wake of the horrific New...
Sarah Haider"I interjected to inform her that I was the organizer of the event and that I am indeed an Arab. “You don’t count,” she immediately retorted. “We know your politics.”"
The share of U.S. adults reporting no sex in the past year reached an all-time high in 2018, underscoring a three-decade trend line marked by an aging population and higher numbers of unattached people.
Sarah Haider“Since 2008, the share of men younger than 30 reporting no sex has nearly tripled, to 28 percent.”
Yoel and Mickey talk with Sarah Haider, the co-founder and Executive Director of Ex-Muslims of North America, an organization that advocates for the acceptance of religious dissent and supports those who leave Islam.