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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

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

The Economy under Trump (Glenn Loury & Laurence Kotlikoff)

9/5/2018
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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 correctly ... Trump's overreaction to trade deficits ... China's policies on American tech and appropriate responses ... Assessing Trump's deregulation initiatives ...

Duration:00:43:09

(Glenn Loury & Douglas Lain)

8/27/2018
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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 positive takeaways from capitalism ... Is identity politics stifling "race science"? ... What does society owe the unskilled? ... Is the IDW a right-wing brand? ...

Duration:02:06:33

Chicago's Great Black Exodus (Glenn Loury & Alden Loury)

8/23/2018
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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” perspective on labor ... What about working-class whites? ... Alden’s article on Chicago’s “Great Black Exodus” ... Did Rahm Emanuel’s speech on “faith and values” fall flat? ...

Duration:01:03:57

The “Starbucks and Swimming Pool” Problem (Glenn Loury & John McWhorter)

8/13/2018
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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 racially controversial poem ... John calls Jordan Peterson "kind of sinister" ... The experience of being the only black person at a conference ...

Duration:01:12:47

A Racial Dissenter at Columbia (Glenn Loury & Coleman Hughes)

7/27/2018
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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 policies or just self-help? ... What's the point of affirmative action these days? ... The case against Columbia's "Great Books" curriculum ...

Duration:01:03:15