Glenn Loury invites guests from the worlds of academia, journalism and public affairs to share insights on economic, political and social issues.
Are There More Capitol Riots to Come? (Glenn Loury & John McWhorter)
The significance of Sidney Poitier’s Caribbean origins ... Revisiting the Lani Guinier controversy ... How Guinier’s views eventually triumphed ... Where are the “heterodox” black women? ... Glenn: I’m worried about the stability of our electoral process ... Are we on the precipice of violent political conflict? ... An update on John’s prodigious output ...
How to Restore Impoverished Communities (Glenn Loury & Robert L. Woodson, Sr.)
Bob: “There is no monolithic ‘Black Community’” ... How much anti-poverty spending actually goes to poor people? ... Recalibrating welfare’s perverse incentives ... Can community faith-based interventions scale up? ... The moral inconsistencies of progressive policy ... What should we focus on instead of race? ... How the Woodson Center is working to restore communities ... Why is there no religious dimension to current racial justice movements? ... The Glenn Show gives back ...
The Best of "The Black Guys" 2021 (Glenn Loury & John McWhorter)
A special "thank you" from Glenn ... Race and classics ... Maintaining domestic tranquility in the face of political differences ... The "badass motherfucker" problem ... An "aria" on free will and community ... Responding to "Simone" ... Glenn: "I was wrong" about Trump ... Reflections on Obama's legacy ... Finding hope amidst wokeness ...
Contesting American Identity (Glenn Loury & Amy Wax)
The latest attempt to get Amy fired from Penn Law ... Should we be worried even about elite non-Western immigration? ... Amy: “There’s nothing wrong with stereotyping” when it’s done correctly ... Glenn: America need immigrants if we’re going to compete ... Why aren’t we looking harder for technical talent in America? ... The problem with “equal representation” ... Glenn: Wokeness is a political problem that must be fought politically ... The collective action problem of “commonsense” race politics ... Is Charles Murray right to worry about white identity politics? ... Glenn: “We need to abandon the identitarian matrix altogether” ... Was European colonialism especially bad or an expression of broader human tendencies? ...
Unsettling the "Settled Questions" (Glenn Loury & John McWhorter)
This regular TGS guest was recently a clue on Jeopardy ... Is race-conscious math education as radical as it sounds? ... Why diversity, when done right, can be an asset ... John on The View, Glenn on Bill Maher ... The strange case of Jussie Smollett ... Does the American “white-Black” binary make sense anymore? ... If America is irredeemably racist, why do so many non-white people immigrate here? ... What’s the matter with “culture”? ...
Race and Crime after George Floyd (Glenn Loury & Rav Arora)
How Rav got his start on the crime, policing, and identity politics beat ... Why is a Canadian college student writing about race and crime in the US? ... Rav: We need police reform but also more police in black communities ... Will hiring more black police officers make police departments “less racist”? ... Glenn: It’s ridiculous to say that violent crime is driven only by poverty ... Is it possible that racial disparities in crime rates have a genetic basis? ... Are there any effective alternatives to prison? ... Why Asian American women are out-earning white men ... What’s behind the historic rise in homicide rates? ...
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