Why We'll Never Run Out of Energy: Q&A with Science Writer Charles Mann

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"Our species does these amazing things, but we're not very good at governing ourselves," says acclaimed science writer Charles Mann, who is author most recently of 1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus. "Every time I feel really optimistic I look at something the government has done and I want to shoot myself."

Mann joined the New York Times' John Tierney for a wide-ranging discussion of government, human ingenuity, energy, agriculture, history, and the environment at an event hosted by the Reason Foundation at New York City's Museum of Sex, which was held on April 24, 2013.

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