35 episodes

Glenn Loury invites guests from the worlds of academia, journalism and public affairs to share insights on economic, political and social issues.

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Glenn Loury invites guests from the worlds of academia, journalism and public affairs to share insights on economic, political and social issues.

    Recalibrating Affirmative Action (Glenn Loury & Peter Arcidiacono)

    Recalibrating Affirmative Action (Glenn Loury & Peter Arcidiacono)

    Peter: "Mismatch theory" is not a front for racial prejudice ... The problem of data transparency and affirmative action ... Who gets access to affirmative action data? ... Repairing the “broken trust” of America’s racial history ... Would more data transparency actually stop race-based affirmative action? ... Determining the optimal amount of affirmative action ...

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Discrimination at Harvard? (Glenn Loury & Peter Arcidiacono)

    Discrimination at Harvard? (Glenn Loury & Peter Arcidiacono)

    Peter's controversial research on racial disparities among STEM majors ... Is affirmative action leading to a dumbed down curriculum? ... Peter's work on the lawsuit alleging Harvard discriminates against Asian-American applicants ... Roland Fryer's research on race and lethal police force ... Stories vs. statistics ... Remembering Glenn's late wife, economist Linda Datcher Loury ...

    • 52 min
    The End of Wokeness (Glenn Loury & John McWhorter)

    The End of Wokeness (Glenn Loury & John McWhorter)

    John detects a burgeoning pushback against racial wokeness ... The anti-racist “bluff” radicals ... Glenn: Most Americans agree with Trump’s defenses of the police ... Comparing the 1963 March on Washington to its 2020 sequel ... Why doesn’t Trump disavow violence committed in his name? ...

    • 1 hr 6 min
    The Rare and Elusive Conservative Academic (Glenn Loury & Steven Teles)

    The Rare and Elusive Conservative Academic (Glenn Loury & Steven Teles)

    The complex heterogeneity of Black American politics ... Why are there so few conservatives in academia? ... Is there any hope of attracting more of them? ... Glenn proposes the creation of a Conservative Studies program ... How Covid-induced austerity might affect diversity in university hiring ... Would it even be possible to staff a conservative academic institution? ...

    • 1 hr 27 min
    Police Defunding and Its Discontents (Glenn Loury & Peter Moskos)

    Police Defunding and Its Discontents (Glenn Loury & Peter Moskos)

    Peter: The police aren’t hated, but politicians are listening to the haters ... What is driving rising violent crime rates in NYC? ... The problem of discussing racial disparities in crime and policing ... Contesting Jill Lepore’s account of the history of policing ... Disambiguating police defunding and police reform ...

    • 45 min
    Crises in Chicago (Glenn Loury & Richard Epstein)

    Crises in Chicago (Glenn Loury & Richard Epstein)

    The two crises in Chicago ... Richard: "The quarantines are overdoing it" ... Richard's critique of clinical trials for pharmaceuticals ... The recent looting in Chicago ... A classical liberal approach to fixing housing on the South Side ... Why didn't the Chicago PD stop the looting? ... Richard praises Trump's "fairly solid record of achievement" ... Will vote by mail produce a disaster? ...

    • 51 min

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