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Glenn Loury invites guests from the worlds of academia, journalism and public affairs to share insights on economic, political and social issues.
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2019-03-13 20:48
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From Baptist Preacher to Muslim Imam (Glenn Loury & Alfred Muhammad)

How Alfred, ordained in the Baptist church at age 7, became a Muslim imam ... The “spellbinder” Louis Farrakhan and modern black leadership ... Alfred enters electoral politics in his town of Lindon, NJ ... How to uplift “our people” ... Why Alfred fin...
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Public Education's Dirty Secret (Glenn Loury & Mary Hudson)

Mary’s piece in Quillette, “Public Education’s Dirty Secret” ... The importance of a calm, disciplined learning environment ... How to help the students most eager to learn ... Why Mary believes in meritocracy in schools ... Mary: Good teaching require...
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Remembering Nathan Glazer (Glenn Loury & Peter Skerry)

Remembering Nathan Glazer, iconic neoconservative scholar and Peter's former teacher ... Glazer's NYC origins and Harvard tenure ... Glazer's controversial 1975 book, Affirmative Discrimination ... Peter: Not all racial groups have equally legitimate c...
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Talking Blackface and 'Cancel Culture' (Glenn Loury & John McWhorter)

John: Crowded NYC was an “uncivil” choice for Amazon ... Is climate change discourse motivated by contempt for capitalism? ... Moving on from the minstrel show ... Glenn and John: Northam shouldn’t have had to apologize ... Is it ever okay to wear blac...
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Identity and Violence (Glenn Loury & Kelly Suzanne Saulsberry)

Kelly Suzanne introduces herself ... Violence in Chicago and distrust of the police ... Can you take race out of the criminal justice equation? ... The controversial eulogy at Aretha Franklin's funeral ...
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Anatomist of Racial Inequality (Glenn Loury & Christian Gonzalez)

What makes Glenn a “black conservative”? ... Glenn: The legacy of slavery is more complicated than we think ... Glenn’s thoughts on economist Thomas Sowell ... How to solve educational inequality ... Why labor competition between minorities matters ......
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The Great Recession, Ten Years Later (Glenn Loury & Ross Levine)

How bankers were able to outsource investment risk prior to the financial crisis ... Ross: Financial collapse could have been foreseen, but warning signs were ignored ... Finance’s place in the economy and the lives of regular people ... Why investment...
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The Big Con (Glenn Loury & Laurence Kotlikoff)

Larry's new paper on the financial crisis, "The Big Con" ... Challenging the standard story of what caused the Great Recession ... Larry on The Big Short: "Factually it's completely wrong" ... Larry: Banks should be run like mutual funds ... Glenn ask...
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Talking Across the Divide (Glenn Loury & John Wood)

How Better Angels fights political division with dialogue ... The Kavanaugh scandal viewed from both sides ... Is there an alternative to difficult conversations? ... Why Obama wasn’t the great unifier we needed ... John’s thoughts on racial identity p...
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What is Third-Wave Antiracism? (Glenn Loury & John McWhorter)

John’s latest in the Atlantic on contemporary racial discourse ... Is the psychology underlying racism the full story? ... What popular sociology gets wrong about black oppression ... This year’s pushback against “SJWs” ... How the “n-word” became tabo...
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The Diversity Delusion (Glenn Loury & Heather Mac Donald)

Heather MacDonald’s new book, The Diversity Delusion ... What is the "Ferguson effect"? ... Is "stop and frisk" the price to pay good law enforcement? ... Structural vs. individual explanations for racial disparities in crime ... Making sense of the a...
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Race, Nationalism, and Marijuana (Glenn Loury & Matt Ward)

Why is Glenn associated with the Intellectual Dark Web? ... Harvard and affirmative action ... How to make black students more competitive ... Will genetic engineering worsen income inequality? ... Is nationalism inherently white? ... Where science and...
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The Second Coming (Glenn Loury & John McWhorter)

John on his recent controversial Glenn Show appearance ... Glenn reacts to seeing Hamilton on Broadway ... What's the future of heterodox black thought? ... Assessing the effect of Black Lives Matter ... Will race always be a central part of black pe...
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Locking Up Our Own (Glenn Loury & James Forman)

James's Pulitzer Prize–winning book, Locking Up Our Own ... A revealing anecdote from James's time as a public defender in DC ... When a black columnist wrote "locking up thugs is not vindictive" ... Some positive signs for criminal justice reform in ...
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Affirmative Action at Harvard (Glenn Loury & Laurence Kotlikoff)

Does nationalism have a place in America's global trade strategy? ... Larry: To compete with China, invest in education ... Why test scores aren’t everything ... Affirmative action: for how long, and why race? ... Larry: Working with remedial students ...
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From Kavanaugh to Kanye (Glenn Loury & John McWhorter)

Assessing the Kavanaugh hearings ... John: What did Kavanaugh’s accusers have to gain? ... Should Glenn change his mind about Al Sharpton? ... Kanye, Trump, and black patriotism ... John: Trump likes Kanye because Kanye likes Trump ... Where do black i...
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Climate Change 101 (Glenn Loury & Patrick T. Brown)

How we know that Earth's climate is changing... ... ...and that humans are responsible for those changes ... Projections are hard, especially about the future ... Patrick: A "climate model" is just math and physics ... Climate change's dire effects on...
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Affirmative Action, Kavanaugh, and #MeToo (Glenn Loury & Amy Wax)

Asian-American students sue Harvard for racial discrimination ... Weighing the pluses and minuses of affirmative action ... Amy: The students have an uphill battle to win the case ... Kavanaugh and #MeToo ... Are women exaggerating their trauma? ... ...
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Admitting an Error (Glenn Loury & John McWhorter)

John becomes a contributing writer at The Atlantic ... Assessing Adolph Reed's recent essay, "The Trouble with Uplift" ... What has Black Lives Matter accomplished? ... John: I was wrong about Obama and race ... Glenn: Obama should've delivered a soci...
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(Glenn Loury & Glenn Loury II)

Why death is an important theme in Glenn II's fiction ... Intergenerational Loury family struggles ... Was John McCain's funeral a propaganda event? ... The Glenns get very honest about family matters ... Being a fiction writer with a full-time job .....
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The Economy under Trump (Glenn Loury & Laurence Kotlikoff)

Larry gives Trump's tax reform a B- ... Persistent economic problems: real wages stagnating, inflation rising, stock market gains are temporary ... What really drove the stock market gains? ... Larry: Trump's tax reform is progressive when measured cor...
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(Glenn Loury & Douglas Lain)

Does Glenn belong in the Intellectual Dark Web? ... Glenn: Why is “Fuck Trump” an acceptable slogan? ... How black is the American narrative? ... How to reform community under capitalism ... Is the left afraid of Jordan Peterson? ... Finding the posit...
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Chicago's Great Black Exodus (Glenn Loury & Alden Loury)

Alden’s new position at WBEZ’s “race, class, and communities” desk ... Are there labor tensions between blacks and Latinos in Chicago? ... Alden: Fighting immigrant labor is a losing strategy for black Chicagoans ... Glenn takes a “black radical” persp...
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The “Starbucks and Swimming Pool” Problem (Glenn Loury & John McWhorter)

Revisiting the "Starbucks and swimming pool" problem ... A new soft bigotry of low expectations? ... Glenn: Some so-called microaggressions are in fact justified ... John: When I'm microagressed against, I feel superior ... The Nation magazine's racia...
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A Racial Dissenter at Columbia (Glenn Loury & Coleman Hughes)

Why Coleman dissents from the racial orthodoxy at Columbia University ... Why is race America's most radioactive topic? ... Social injustice vs. cosmic injustice ... The allure of racial grievance ... Does the black community need better public polici...
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Glenn Loury & John McWhorter

John: Trump has the brain of a 13-year-old boy ... Glenn: Trump will be viewed as more effective than Obama ... Is Trump an idiot? A savant? ... Glenn: Clarence Thomas is a symbol of African-American excellence ... John wishes Thomas wasn't silent at o...
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Glenn Loury & Adaner Usmani

Public sentiment and punitive policy on crime ... Glenn and Adaner on crime in America vs. Northern Europe ... Democracy's effect on criminal justice policy ... Does the "New Jim Crow" cause higher incarceration? ... Glenn puts on the hat of a Trump vo...
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Glenn Loury & Bret Weinstein

What is the Intellectual Dark Web, and does Glenn belong in it? ... The IDW’s proximity to the alt-right ... Bret: The IDW’s commitment to truth supersedes ideology ... Does civility in argument still matter? ... How Trump baits the left into defending...
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Glenn Loury & John McWhorter

Does John “light skinned” privilege? ... Why marrying out-of-race is a loaded issue in the black community ... How anger at structural racism becomes blinding ... John: What makes black oppression in 20th century America unique? ... Why identity built ...
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Glenn Loury & Amy Wax

Why even the "hard sciences" are vulnerable to identity politics intrusion ... Glenn and Amy interpret Raj Chetty’s study on race and social mobility ... Is the proverbial “boys’ club” limiting women’s professional opportunities? ... Amy: Students have...
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Glenn Loury & John McWhorter

Are Glenn and John part of the "Intellectual Dark Web"? ... The Starbucks incident and other racist affronts ... John: Microaggressions can't keep me down ... Glenn says his ideological opponents know they're holding a losing hand ... Glenn: Ta-Nehisi ...
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Glenn Loury & Laurence Kotlikoff

Democrats and Republicans spin Trump’s tax overhaul ... Why does Paul Krugman think the bill is regressive? ... Larry gives the bill a final grade of B- ... Larry’s plan to make food stamps more equitable and accessible ... Why no one is talking about ...
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Glenn Loury & John McWhorter

Glenn recaps the Amy Wax affirmative action controversy ... John’s take on the delicate issue of racial performance disparity ... When does representation supersede qualification? ... The potential drawbacks of affirmative action in higher education ...
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Glenn Loury & Amy Wax

Amy returns to address criticism of her statements on black academic performance ... Amy: There isn't a minority candidate for every top-tier position ... Where does civility end and obfuscation begin? ... Amy questions the politics of personal grievan...
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Glenn Loury & Aryeh Cohen-Wade

Aryeh claims he has definitive proof that Trump is a moron ... Glenn: Trump has unique insight into voters' dissatisfactions ... Does Trump, as president, deserve our respect? ... Assimilation vs. alienation in Black Panther (contains spoilers) ... Am...
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Glenn Loury & John McWhorter

Glenn feels like he's back at square one in the race conversation ... John: America has a white problem... ... ...and a black problem ... White privilege as original sin ... A black leadership vacuum ... "It feels good to be a victim, especially if yo...
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Glenn Loury & Harold Pollack

Is the idea that Trump threatens democracy overblown? ... Harold: Democrats need to reckon with the political potency of racism ... Hey Trump, "Norway is not a skill"! ... Is it racist to fear demographic change? ... When bad-faith actors erode democra...
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Glenn Loury & John McWhorter

It's Black History Month and Glenn feels miserable ... Race and the NYC subway system ... Is it race, class–or both? ... Are John's kids black? ... Are we all, deep down, the same? ...
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Glenn Loury & Glenn Loury II

A few of the many things Glenn and Glenn II disagree about ... Should gays be a protected class? ... Glenn wants Glenn II to be generous to homophobes ... Is capitalism failing? ... Glenn II advocates for a social democratic vision ... Sources of optim... author

Glenn Loury & John McWhorter

Cornel West’s misguided "neoliberal" critique of Ta-Nehisi Coates ... Coates as a prophet of doom ... Glenn accuses Coates of racial essentialism ... The Bonfire of the Black Public Intellectual Vanities ... Why John has stopped writing about race and ... author

Glenn Loury & Steven Teles

When and where does income redistribution make sense? ... Why the decline of the small-town country club matters ... How today's politics brought out Glenn’s latent Reaganite ... Steve: No third party can circumvent congressional power ... Glenn: To co... author

Glenn Loury & Philippe Lemoine

How a Frenchman became interested in race and crime in the US ... Phiippe questions the stats on drug-related prison sentences ... How “liberal guilt” attempts to explain the achievement gap ... Philippe’s piece on police brutality and race in National... author

Glenn Loury & Laurence Kotlikoff

Larry reviews the GOP tax plan ... Larry: Conventional liberal analysis of the plan is “quite bizarre and totally flawed” ... Would we see a supply-side effect from corporate tax cuts? ... Debating the estate tax ... Larry says Glenn should pay more in... author

Glenn Loury & Harold Pollack

Reviewing the work of Nobel-winning economist Jean Tirole ... Should Jews feel bad that Harvey Weinstein is Jewish? ... Collective pride and collective shame ... Glenn warns of a “witch hunt” and a “slippery slope” ... Did Black Lives Matter help Trump... author

Glenn Loury & Nir Eisikovits

Why Glenn is conflicted about removing Confederate statues ... Should bad opinions be stamped out? ... America’s struggle to confront its past ... Assessing Trump’s slippery slope argument ... Indicting the past, ignoring the present ... Indigenous Peo... author

Glenn Loury & John McWhorter

Critiquing Ta-Nehisi Coates's new book ... Will the bubble burst on race-centric thinking? ... John pulls no punches on Coates’s writing ... The case for hope over pessimism in the black community ... Glenn: The Jim Crow era is over ... author

Glenn Loury & John Skrentny

When considering race became good business sense ... A brief history of sports and nationalism ... How Hollywood’s casting by race skirts civil rights laws ... John: Society is too diverse for a pure meritocracy ... What does Silicon Valley owe the re... author

Glenn Loury & Mark Lilla

Reaganomics for lefties ... Mark's advice: Stop talking identity, start talking principles ... Glenn: Americans instinctually side with the police ... Obama's missed chance to downplay his life's identity narrative ... What the left can learn from esta... author

Glenn Loury & Amy Wax

The professional fallout from Amy's recent controversial op-ed ... Rethinking the Sexual Revolution on college campuses ... How to educate the disadvantaged ... What do disadvantaged kids need? ... Glenn: Critics of meritocracy have a point ... Is affi... author

Glenn Loury & Amy Wax

Amy’s controversial op-ed on upper-middle class values ... Who is a victim of circumstance and who isn’t? ... Glenn: You can’t blame culture for every disparity ... Amy responds to criticism from colleagues ... How can black elites contend with these q... author