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Race, inequality, and economics in the US and throughout the world from Glenn Loury, Professor of Economics at Brown University and Paulson Senior Fellow at the Manhattan Institute

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Race, inequality, and economics in the US and throughout the world from Glenn Loury, Professor of Economics at Brown University and Paulson Senior Fellow at the Manhattan Institute

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    John McWhorter – Campus Protests at Semester's End

    John McWhorter – Campus Protests at Semester's End

    ORDER Glenn's memoir, LATE ADMISSIONS: CONFESSIONS OF A BLACK CONSERVATIVE. Available here or wherever you get your books: https://wwnorton.com/books/9780393881349
    0:00 The end of a tumultuous semester
    4:39 The willful misreadings of John’s criticisms of the student protests
    9:26 There are wars all over the world. Why so much fervor around Israel-Palestine?
    16:40 Ground News ad
    18:41 Has Israel gone too far in Gaza?
    22:32 Should students be forced to listen to protests that might offend them?
    35:11 Glenn’s book is out this week!
    41:11 An update on Glenn’s recovery and hospital cuisine
    Recorded May 11, 2024
    Links and Readings
    John’s NYT piece, “I’m a Columbia Professor. The Protests on My Campus Are Not Justice”
    John’s NYT piece, “The Columbia Protests Made the Same Mistake the Civil Rights Movement Did”
    John’s NYT piece, “Why Was This Treasure of Musical Theater All but Lost to the Ages?”
    Coleman Hughes and Robert Wright debate Israel-Palestine
    Pamela Paul’s NYT piece on Glenn, “He Knows It’s Important to Admit Mistakes. He’s Made Many.”
    WSJ’s review of Late Admissions
    Tunku Varadarajan’s 2020 WSJ profile of Glenn
    WaPo’s review of Late Admissions


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    • 47 min
    John McWhorter – Four Years of George Floyd

    John McWhorter – Four Years of George Floyd

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    0:00: Intro from Glenn
    2:15: Cops and Race - May 29, 2020
    10:09: The Viruses - June 9, 2020
    16:39: A Uniquely Potentially Calamitous Situation - June 3, 2020
    21:14: The Slippery Slope to Hell - April 23, 2021
    27:10: What Made George Floyd? - June 23, 2022
    34:21: The Uncomfortable Truth Behind Economic Inequality - April 18, 2022
    41:38: The Truth about George Floyd's Death - December 4, 2023
    55:51: Filmmakers Reveal the Truth about George Floyd - December 18, 2023
    1:10:29: What the Controversial George Floyd Doc Didn't Show Us - February 16, 2024
    1:24:13: Minneapolis after George Floyd - March 1, 2024
    1:27:34: Prosecuting Derek Chauvin - April 5, 2024



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    • 1 hr 51 min
    John McWhorter & Tyler Austin Harper – Compulsory Racial Performance

    John McWhorter & Tyler Austin Harper – Compulsory Racial Performance

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    0:00 A message from Glenn
    3:56 Tyler’s research on human extinction and the end of the world
    12:11 Tyler’s two forthcoming books
    13:38 How elite schools incentivize “compulsory racial performance”
    18:40 The “mission creep” of identity politics
    24:23 Tyler Austin Harper University’s admissions policy
    28:44 Does diversity contribute to quality of education?
    35:18 The trouble with being “the black person” in class
    37:38 Diversity at Bates College, where Tyler teaches
    41:38 Night fishing with Tyler, insect collecting with John
    45:46 Tyler’s prolific social media presence
    48:38 Tyler’s five-year plan
    52:51 The turn away from obscurantism in the humanities
    Recorded April 28, 2024
    Links and Readings
    Glenn and John’s first conversation with Tyler
    Glenn and John talk with Tyler and Daniel Bessner
    Mary Shelley’s novel, The Last Man
    Tyler’s NYT piece, “I Teach at an Elite College. Here’s a Look Inside the Racial Gaming of Admissions”
    Christopher Lasch’s book, The Culture of Narcissism: American Life in an Age of Diminishing Expectations
    Richard Hanania’s book, The Origins of Woke: Civil Rights Law, Corporate America, and the Triumph of Identity Politics
    Glenn’s conversation with Peter Arcidiacono
    Tyler’s X (formerly Twitter) account
    Tyler’s Atlantic piece, “Polyamory, the Ruling Class’s Latest Fad”
    Jacques Derrida’s essay, “No Apocalypse, Not Now”


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    • 57 min
    Charles Fain Lehman – Urban Crime, Police Misconduct and the Drug Crisis

    Charles Fain Lehman – Urban Crime, Police Misconduct and the Drug Crisis

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    0:00 New York Governor Kathy Hochul’s controversial decision to post the National Guard in the subway
    4:25 Charles defends pretrial detentions …
    12:45 … but he sees the problem with long pretrial detentions
    19:05 The ongoing—and occasionally halting—recovery from 2020
    23:21 Are any major cities doing law enforcement and criminal justice right?
    29:52 Charles: I’ve seen no evidence that police unions abet misconduct
    34:38 Charles’s unsexy solutions for decreasing police misconduct
    38:00 Our present drift toward social toleration of drug use
    43:40 The perils of legalized sports gambling
    49:57 Charles: Long-term, medically assisted treatment is the best way to get addiction rates down
    53:06 Are we under-counting hate crimes?
    Recorded March 22, 2024
    Links and Readings
    Charles’s Substack, The Causal Fallacy
    Charles’s City Journal piece, “Yes, New York’s Bail Reform Has Increased Crime”
    Charles and co-author Elias Neibart’s Manhattan Institute report, “Is Less Always More? The Unintended Consequences of New York State’s Parole Reform”
    Glenn’s conversation with Matthew Martens
    Matthew Martens’s book, Reforming Criminal Justice: A Christian Proposal
    Charles and co-author Reihan Salam’s Atlantic piece, “We’re Underfunding the Police”
    Tom Wolfe’s book, The Bonfire of the Vanities
    Charles’s Substack post, “The Police Unions Puzzle”
    Glenn’s conversation with Philip K. Howard
    Philip K. Howard’s book, Not Accountable: Rethinking the Constitutionality of Public Employee Unions
    Charles’s City Journal piece, “Combat the Drug Crisis”



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    • 1 hr
    John McWhorter & Clifton Duncan – Ideology is Killing American Theater

    John McWhorter & Clifton Duncan – Ideology is Killing American Theater

    PREORDER Glenn's memoir, LATE ADMISSIONS: CONFESSIONS OF A BLACK CONSERVATIVE. Available here or wherever you get your books: https://wwnorton.com/books/9780393881349
    0:00 A message from Glenn
    4:00 Why Clifton is planning a one-man show about Thomas Sowell
    9:42 The challenge of portraying Sowell onstage
    13:45 How Clifton is getting the show off the ground
    19:01 The lure of acting
    22:43 2020’s affect on the racial dynamics of the theater
    30:40 Clifton: Top-down DEI casting edicts are “central planning for art”
    40:25 The racial attitude that’s “destroying black artists,” according to Viola Davis
    47:27 Why Clifton changed his position about COVID pandemic measures
    1:04:29 The left’s valuation of vulnerability
    1:14:21 Why Clifton’s career fell apart after 2020
    1:24:56 If progressives like the COVID vaccines, why don’t they give Trump any credit?
    1:29:05 The problem of the black independent thinker
    Recorded April 13, 2024
    Links & Reading
    Clifton’s Substack, State of the Arts
    Thomas Sowell’s 1983 appearance on William F. Buckley’s Firing Line
    Thomas Sowell’s memoir, A Personal Odyssey
    Cheryl West’s play, Before It Hits Home
    Suzan-Lori Parks’s 365 Plays/365 Days
    Donald Bogle’s book, Toms, Coons, Mulattoes, Mammies, and Bucks: An Interpretive History of Blacks in American Films
    Donald Bogle’s book, Primetime Blues: African Americans on Network Television
    The Great Barrington Declaration
    Andrew Lobaczewski’s book, Political Ponerology: The Science of Evil, Psychopathy, and the Origins of Totalitarianism


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    • 1 hr 39 min
    Michael Shellenberger – The Censorship-Industrial Complex

    Michael Shellenberger – The Censorship-Industrial Complex

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    0:00 Michael’s new role at the University of Austin
    5:41 Michael’s “civilization” trilogy
    9:40 The rise of pro-censorship opinion among Democrats
    17:05 Do new communication technologies require revising our ideas about free speech?
    21:53 The Censorship-Industrial Complex
    28:10 The anti-censorship benefits of the Streisand Effect
    35:37 The government’s role in censorship at Facebook
    42:04 What you can’t say about war
    45:19 The dehumanizing effects of Black Lives Matters protests
    55:25 Forming an anti-nihilist coalition
    1:00:36 Embracing American liberal democracy
    Recorded March 21, 2024
    Links and Readings
    Michael’s Substack, Public
    University of Austin
    Michael’s book, Apocalypse Never: Why Environmental Alarmism Hurts Us All
    Michael’s book, San Fransicko: Why Progressives Ruin Cities
    Andrew Lobaczewski’s book, Political Ponerology: The Science of Evil, Psychopathy, and the Origins of Totalitarianism
    Martin Gurri’s book, The Revolt of the Public and the Crisis of Authority in the New Millennium
    The WPATH Files
    John McWhorter’s book, Woke Racism: How a New Religion Has Betrayed Black America
    Ernest Becker’s book, The Denial of Death
    Glenn’s City Journal essay, “The Case for Black Patriotism”
    John Burn-Murdoch’s Financial Times piece, “America is undergoing a racial realignment”
    Abigail Schrier’s book, Bad Therapy: Why the Kids Aren’t Growing Up
    Jonathan Haidt’s book, The Anxious Generation: How the Great Rewiring of Childhood Is Causing an Epidemic of Mental Illness
    Rob Henderson’s book, Troubled: A Memoir of Foster Care, Family, and Social Class
    Glenn’s conversation with Rob Henderson


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    • 1 hr 9 min

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