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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

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

Affirmative Action, Kavanaugh, and #MeToo (Glenn Loury & Amy Wax)

9/27/2018
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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? ... Amy: "The feminists want to burn all this to the ground" ...

Duration:01:02:01

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

Debating Trump's Intelligence (Glenn Loury & John McWhorter)

7/10/2018
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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 oral argument ... Critiquing the black intelligentsia ... How big of a problem is the "Starbucks and swimming pools" problem? ...

Duration:01:17:02

Incarceration, Crime, and Race (Glenn Loury & Adaner Usmani)

6/28/2018
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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 voter on crime and race ... Adaner explains poverty's relationship to crime ... The spectrum of moral culpability and choice ... Adaner responds to Glenn asking if a welfare state would reduce crime ...

Duration:01:02:18

Is Glenn a member of the Intellectual Dark Web? (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:01:01:14

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