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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.

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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.

    Race and Classics (Glenn Loury & John McWhorter)

    Race and Classics (Glenn Loury & John McWhorter)

    John takes issue with antiracism in Princeton’s classics department ... Glenn: Black people should embrace and exceed institutional standards ... Meeting the challenge of academic performance ... Stepping outside yourself ... Glenn’s recent appearance on Tucker Carlson Today ... Glenn and John remember their fathers ...

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    Conversations with Cornel West (Glenn Loury, Cornel West, and Teodros Kiros)

    Conversations with Cornel West (Glenn Loury, Cornel West, and Teodros Kiros)

    Teodros's new book, Conversations with Cornel West ... Cornel offers spiritual counsel to Glenn ... Between commercialization and democratic decay ... Glenn: “The glass is way more than half-full” for Black Americans ... The centrality of Black music to Black experience ... Cornel’s Chekhovian Christianity ... What system, if any, can replace American capitalism? ... The meaning of 1776 ...

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    Falling into the Fiscal Gap (Glenn Loury & Laurence Kotlikoff)

    Falling into the Fiscal Gap (Glenn Loury & Laurence Kotlikoff)

    Larry's concerns about the debt-to-GDP ratio ... On the general relativity of fiscal language ... Why would anybody buy U.S. treasury bonds? ... Larry's defense of fiscal hawkishness ... A critique of Biden's COVID relief funding ... How to raise taxes while maintaining incentives to work ... There is no such thing as a corporation ...

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    The Etiology of Victimology (Glenn Loury & John McWhorter)

    The Etiology of Victimology (Glenn Loury & John McWhorter)

    John's appearance on "Real Time with Bill Maher" ... Why John's 2000 book Losing the Race remains relevant today ... The "noble victim complex" ... The counterproductivity of victim narratives ... Where do you draw the line in calling out nonsense? ... Trading agency for victim status ... The exciting roster of upcoming TGS guests ...

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    How Mothers are Working to End Street Violence (Glenn Loury & Sylvia Bennett-Stone)

    How Mothers are Working to End Street Violence (Glenn Loury & Sylvia Bennett-Stone)

    The founding of Voices of Black Mothers United ... How the criminal justice system failed Sylvia's daughter ... Sylvia's work: advocacy, community intervention, and positive policing ... What is the role of systems and structures in street violence? ... How Voices of Black Mothers United is branching out ... Sylvia's book, Mind Fields: A Healing Journey to Survive the Murder of a Child ...

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    Anti-Anti-Racism in U.S. Schools (Glenn Loury & John McWhorter)

    Anti-Anti-Racism in U.S. Schools (Glenn Loury & John McWhorter)

    Critical Race Theory's prevalence in American schools ... What’s at the root of racial disparities in education? ... Destandardizing the standards for success ... The evolution of how we communicate about race ... Kendi and the cops; Bazelon and systemic racism ... ...

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