Glenn Loury invites guests from the worlds of academia, journalism and public affairs to share insights on economic, political and social issues.
What Killed Michael Brown? (Glenn Loury & John McWhorter)
A tribute from an Israeli fan and a mea culpa from John ... The political influence of Ice Cube and Kanye West ... Shelby Steele’s new documentary, What Killed Michael Brown? ... Appeals to American honor vs. appeals to American guilt ... The effects of economic restructuring on Black social mobility ...
Why Does Racial Inequality Persist? (Glenn Loury & Adaner Usmani)
Glenn on the persistence of racial inequality ... Adaner on the persistence of racial inequality ... Determinism vs. individual moral judgment ... Is structural racism a real thing? ... Can exhortation change culture? ... Why Glenn prefers universal programs ... Does capitalism reinforce racial inequality? ... Contingent moments in America’s racial history ... Glenn and Adaner offer some policy solutions ...
The Meritocracy Trap (Glenn Loury & Daniel Markovits)
Daniel's book, The Meritocracy Trap ... Daniel: Meritocracy props up medical innovation at the expense of health ... Examining meritocracy in economics departments ... Daniel says legal education in Germany is easier and better ... Daniel: Higher education is much too intensive and much too exclusive ... Olympic athletes are far better than they were 70 years ago. Is that a good thing? ... Glenn asks if Daniel's position requires him to repudiate affirmative action ...
Get Educated (Glenn Loury & Ian Rowe)
Ian’s path from engineering to educational entrepreneurship ... Ian rebuts the “corporate type” charge ... “1776 Unites,” an alternative narrative to the 1619 Project ... Glenn presents a conservative case against reparations ... What can be done to help the black family? ... Why are black students suspended more often than white students? ... Ian: Black faith leaders are needed to bridge the divide ...
Chronicling the Race (Glenn Loury & John McWhorter)
BLM and the looming threat of political violence ... Can social justice movements redefine what counts as “knowledge”? ... Sympathy and objectivity in ethnographic writing ... Remembering Stanley Crouch ... Princeton’s racial justice pickle ... Le Monde takes an interest in Glenn and John ...
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 ...
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Wonderful, civil debate between Glenn and Adaner
A model for constructive disagreement
Michael Brown documentary not available on Amazon
Just a note that the documentary is not available on Amazon
Great content. Bad sound.
I really enjoy these conversations, but the sound quality is terrible. Please upgrade your equipment. I’d be happy to chip in.