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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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Episodes

Glenn Loury & Bret Weinstein

6/21/2018
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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 the indefensible ... Bret: The Democratic Party rigged the 2016 primary ...

Duration:00:03:48

Glenn Loury & John McWhorter

6/9/2018
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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 around victimhood is the modern way ... Roseanne Barr and the significance of punching up or down ...

Duration:01:05:41

Glenn Loury & Amy Wax

5/22/2018
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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 a choice in how they react to challenges ... Amy’s take on maternal leave and professional parity ... Should university funders influence class curricula? ...

Duration:01:00:16

Glenn Loury & John McWhorter

5/11/2018
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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 Coates wrote a "racist screed" about Kanye ... What was Kanye trying to say about slavery? ... Trump as rapper ... Has Trump done anything for black Americans? ...

Duration:01:08:56

Glenn Loury & Laurence Kotlikoff

5/8/2018
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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 the deficit ... Corporation are legal fictions: why tax them? ...

Duration:00:49:33

Glenn Loury & John McWhorter

3/29/2018
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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 ... Why John reluctantly agrees with UPenn Law’s decision ...

Duration:01:03:01

Glenn Loury & Amy Wax

3/21/2018
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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 grievance ... Tolerance at modern universities ... Is the importance of standardized scoring overstated in the professional world? ... The “mismatch” hypothesis and affirmative action ...

Duration:01:12:07

Glenn Loury & Aryeh Cohen-Wade

3/19/2018
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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) ... Amy Wax gets in trouble for something she said on The Glenn Show ... Making an implicit prejudice explicit ...

Duration:00:54:00

Glenn Loury & John McWhorter

3/6/2018
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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 you're not one" ... Policy changes that could help the black community ... The genesis of a contrarian ... Did Obama help create Trump? ...

Duration:01:43:24

Glenn Loury & Harold Pollack

2/12/2018
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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 democratic norms ... Why Harold doesn't care who the next Democratic nominee is ...

Duration:00:29:13

Glenn Loury & John McWhorter

2/6/2018
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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? ...

Duration:00:23:35

Glenn Loury & Glenn Loury II

1/30/2018
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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 optimism ...

Duration:00:23:35

Glenn Loury & John McWhorter

12/22/2017
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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 politics ... How do blacks fit into Trump's "America First"? ...

Duration:00:54:06

Glenn Loury & Steven Teles

11/28/2017
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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 condemn Trump is to weaken the legitimacy of the office ... Are we overcorrecting for men’s improprieties? ...

Duration:00:33:39

Glenn Loury & Philippe Lemoine

11/11/2017
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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 Review ... Obama’s role in shaping the media narrative around police violence ... How conservatives can actually thrive on liberal campuses ...

Duration:00:25:58

Glenn Loury & Laurence Kotlikoff

11/8/2017
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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 taxes ...

Duration:00:24:12

Glenn Loury & Harold Pollack

11/6/2017
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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 win? ... Should liberals try to work with Trump where they can? ...

Duration:00:39:01

Glenn Loury & Nir Eisikovits

10/23/2017
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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 Peoples’ Day vs. Columbus Day ...

Duration:00:26:04

Glenn Loury & John McWhorter

10/18/2017
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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 ...

Duration:00:41:23

Glenn Loury & John Skrentny

9/28/2017
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When considering race became good business sense ... A brief history of sports and nationalism ... How Hollywood’s casting practices probe civil rights laws ... John: Society is too diverse for a pure meritocracy ... What does Silicon Valley owe the rest of us? ...

Duration:00:51:38