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Glenn Loury and guests talk about politics and other matters, on Bloggingheads.tv

Glenn Loury and guests talk about politics and other matters, on Bloggingheads.tv
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Glenn Loury and guests talk about politics and other matters, on Bloggingheads.tv

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Where the Great Society Fell Short (Glenn Loury & Robert Cherry)

3/22/2019
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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: Not all job programs are created equal ... Glenn asks: Why not reparations? ... Bob reflects on Al Jolson and blackface ...

Duration:00:55:01

From Baptist Preacher to Muslim Imam (Glenn Loury & Alfred Muhammad)

3/13/2019
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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 Linden, NJ ... How to uplift “our people” ... Why Alfred finds little hope in national politics ... The challenge of uniting progressive politics with the black Christian right ...

Duration:00:41:57

Public Education's Dirty Secret (Glenn Loury & Mary Hudson)

3/5/2019
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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 requires parental involvement ... Is America suffering from moral decay? ... Mary’s 9/11 experience and the decline of patriotism ...

Duration:00:58:22

Remembering Nathan Glazer (Glenn Loury & Peter Skerry)

2/28/2019
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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 claims to redress ... Do Hispanics view themselves as a minority analogous to blacks? ... Glazer and Zionism ...

Duration:01:07:18

Talking Blackface and 'Cancel Culture' (Glenn Loury & John McWhorter)

2/18/2019
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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 black “costume”? ... Sexual aggression and consent, in detail ... John: Scandals like Covington are uniquely modern ...

Duration:01:03:57

Identity and Violence (Glenn Loury & Kelly Suzanne Saulsberry)

2/13/2019
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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 ...

Duration:00:33:32

Anatomist of Racial Inequality (Glenn Loury & Christian Gonzalez)

1/29/2019
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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 ... What does Ta-Nehisi Coates mean by “reparations”? ... What is Glenn’s central goal in talking race? ...

Duration:01:06:34

The Great Recession, Ten Years Later (Glenn Loury & Ross Levine)

1/20/2019
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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 banking executives need to have skin in the game ... Ross: Save the banks, not the bankers ... Ten years after the Great Recession, are we worse off? ... Does Elizabeth Warren have the right idea on banking regulation? ...

Duration:00:57:08

The Big Con (Glenn Loury & Laurence Kotlikoff)

1/17/2019
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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 asks: Isn't leverage good? ... Larry's ideas for fixing the banking industry ...

Talking Across the Divide (Glenn Loury & John Wood)

1/11/2019
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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 politics and nationalism ... Is political division America’s fatal flaw? ... Malcolm or Martin? ...

Duration:01:02:41

What is Third-Wave Antiracism? (Glenn Loury & John McWhorter)

12/27/2018
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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 taboo ... What does the racial disparity in school suspensions really mean? ...

Duration:00:50:28

The Diversity Delusion (Glenn Loury & Heather Mac Donald)

12/19/2018
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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 academic skills gap ... Why student activists are rejecting the Western canon ... What’s the alternative to the Enlightenment? ... Heather questions the existence of a campus “rape culture” ... Differences between campus and workplace sexual...

Duration:01:14:24

Race, Nationalism, and Marijuana (Glenn Loury & Matt Ward)

12/9/2018
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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 political correctness meet ... Glenn’s thoughts on marijuana legalization ... Automation, universal basic income, and idle former workers ...

Duration:01:04:35

The Second Coming (Glenn Loury & John McWhorter)

11/27/2018
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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 people's self-conceptions? ... Glenn foretells the end of identity politics ...

Duration:00:58:16

Locking Up Our Own (Glenn Loury & James Forman)

11/20/2018
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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 Chicago ... The new wave of reformist prosecutors ...

Duration:00:41:19

Affirmative Action at Harvard (Glenn Loury & Laurence Kotlikoff)

10/30/2018
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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 is part of teaching at every level ... Glenn: Affirmative action undermines black students' dignity ... The success story of women in economics departments ... Affirmative action as a transitional policy ... Are Harvard’s personality...

Duration:01:45:53

From Kavanaugh to Kanye (Glenn Loury & John McWhorter)

10/19/2018
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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 issues fit into the #Resistance? ...

Duration:01:06:45

Climate Change 101 (Glenn Loury & Patrick T. Brown)

10/9/2018
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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 ecosystems ... So what is to be done? ... Costs now, possible benefits for our grandkids ... The politics of climate science ...

Duration:01:07:21

Admitting an Error (Glenn Loury & John McWhorter)

9/19/2018
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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 social conservative message to the black community ... Praising Meghan Daum's essay on the Intellectual Dark Web ...

Duration:00:54:19

Glenn Squared (Glenn Loury & Glenn Loury II)

9/12/2018
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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 ... Can a non-superstar writer still "make it"? ...

Duration:00:59:40