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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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Biden, Trump, and Sharpton (Glenn Loury & John McWhorter)

Why Biden is getting a bad rap on race ... John: "Our smarter white people are 'woker' than most black people" ... Why doesn't a Democratic candidate push back? ... Does Trump want us to call him a racist? ... Glenn and John return to their great debat...
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A Love Letter to Big Business (Glenn Loury & Tyler Cowen)

Tyler's new book, Big Business: A Love Letter to an American Anti-Hero ... The case against splitting up the big tech companies ... Tyler: CEOs largely deserve their high pay ... Is campaign finance overrated? ... Tyler: Advertising is a good thing .....
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Remembering Mark Kleiman (Glenn Loury & Mark Kleiman)

Glenn remembers Mark, who passed away on Sunday ... Glenn and Mark talk crime and punishment ... Mark: Few people in social services consider crime prevention to be part of their mission ... Glenn and Mark debate the merits of "stop and frisk" in NYC ....
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Special Crossover Edition (Aryeh Cohen-Wade & Glenn Loury)

Affirmative action and the college admissions scandal ... Jock and Man at Yale ... What money can't (and can) buy ... Considering class-based affirmative action ... Does it matter that Trump is an immoral person? ... Is racism at the center of the bor...
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Black American Culture and the Racial Wealth Gap (Glenn Loury & Coleman Hughes)

Coleman’s essay, “Black American Culture and the Racial Wealth Gap” ... Is America’s present-day wealth built on slavery? ... Coleman: People attribute too much causal power to racist policies ... How to quantify “black culture” ... Coleman: We should ...
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This Is Your Life (Glenn Loury & John McWhorter)

John's next two books, a history of English and a book on profanity ... Who is hurt when we violate language taboos? ... Glenn on writing his memoir: "The truth hurts" ... Three key turning points in Glenn's life ... Glenn's break with the right (and ...
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The Jurisprudence of Clarence Thomas (Glenn Loury & Scott Gerber)

Scott's book, First Principles: The Jurisprudence of Clarence Thomas ... The influence of the Declaration of Independence on the Constitution ... Does Thomas want to invalidate the administrative state? ... Why Thomas cares about desegregation more tha...
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Black Silent Majority (Glenn Loury & Michael Fortner)

Michael's book on the Rockefeller drug laws, Black Silent Majority ... Critiquing Michelle Alexander's The New Jim Crow ... Adding a class critique to the discussion of race and crime ... Why Michael is torn over "respectability politics" ... Michael:...
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Divided Politics, Divided Nation (Glenn Loury & Darrell West)

Darrell’s new book, Divided Politics, Divided Nation ... Why is racial demographic change so important to conservatives? ... How Darrell’s conservative Christian family exemplifies the ideological divide ... Identity politics on the Brown University ca...
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Standardizing Disadvantage (Glenn Loury & John McWhorter)

Why NYC’s elite schools are ditching standardized entry exams ... John: The academic achievement gap is a cultural issue ... Getting good grades and the pressure against "acting white" ... What is oppositional culture theory? ... John: There's no repla...
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Hate Crime Hoax (Glenn Loury & Wilfred Reilly)

Wilfred’s new book, Hate Crime Hoax: How the Left is Selling a Fake Race War ... The real statistics on racial hate crimes ... How the “continuing oppression narrative” hurts race relations in the US ... Wilfred: Being a conservative at a historically ...
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On Teaching (Glenn Loury & Michele Kerr)

Michele responds to a recent article in Quillette, “Public Education’s Dirty Secret” ... What does it mean for a teacher to put instruction first? ... How does a student’s race influence teaching styles? ... Michele: There’s no single correct approach ...
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How to Fight Polarization (Glenn Loury & John Wood)

John returns to talk about political polarization ... What made the 2016 election so polarizing? ... A brief history of American political polarization ... Glenn: Dialogue is great, but how do we find consensus around policy? ... How John’s family hist...
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The "Race Debate" in America Today (Glenn Loury & John McWhorter)

Glenn and John talk at Harvard about affirmative action and reparations ... Does affirmative action put its recipients at a classroom disadvantage? ... Glenn on the lawsuit against Harvard admissions ... John: Reparations have already happened ... What...
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Charm City (Glenn Loury & Rose Street Community Center)

The new documentary Charm City, featuring the Rose Street Community Center ... Theory, righteousness, and Glenn’s path to clean living ... Police and public policy in Baltimore ... Alex: Morality isn’t clear-cut on the streets ... Why black grief is of...
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Grievance Politics (Glenn Loury & Amy Wax)

Why Amy is dubbed the “controversial” law professor ... Why the Intellectual Dark Web is maligned in online media circles ... How the drive for academic stardom stifles the climate debate ... Does the IDW have its own “grievance politics”? ... Glenn’s ...
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Reparations (Glenn Loury & John McWhorter)

The reparations debate returns ... Glenn: Reparations are a "terrible idea" ... John: Not all black people are paupers ... Is there an opening for a Democrat to run to the right on this? ... John recalls the childhood drug dealer next door ... The thi...
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Where the Great Society Fell Short (Glenn Loury & Robert Cherry)

Has public discourse left Glenn and Bob behind? ... Public policy for poor people, from Pre-K to vocational training ... What’s wrong with NYC’s approach to affordable housing? ... Are Spike Lee’s movies bad for the black cultural narrative? ... Bob: N...
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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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