22 May 2015

The Glenn Show

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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Jun 29, 2014 — Glenn Loury & Harold Pollack
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On The Glenn Show, Glenn talks to Harold about politics domestic and international. They start out by analyzing violent crime in Chicago’s South Side. Harold explains inner-city violence with game theory. Then, they turn to international affairs: Does Pope Francis have moral authority in the Middle East? Will the Holocaust ever become politically irrelevant? Finally, Harold gives up on presidential politics, and Glenn argues that, on international affairs, Obama is worse than Nixon.
Jun 8, 2014 — Glenn Loury & Larry Kotlikoff
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On The Glenn Show, Glenn and Larry argue about superstar economist Thomas Piketty. Larry contends that the best-selling Capital in the Twenty-First Century is sensationalistic and wrong. If Piketty’s a “fraud,” why do Krugman, Summers, Solow, and other eminent economists like his book? Finally, Glenn urges economists to read history.
May 31, 2014 — Glenn Loury & John McWhorter
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On The Glenn Show, Glenn and John react to Ta-Nehisi Coates’s article reviving the case for reparations. John says that Coates won’t persuade Americans. John and Glenn worry that political correctness stands in the way of candid facts. How well does America understand its racist history? What’s the point of reflecting on atrocities? Finally, Glenn offers his own critique of the case for reparations.
May 26, 2014 — Glenn Loury & Andrew Weiss
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On The Glenn Show, Glenn and Andy discuss why good intentions are not enough when politicians are trying to help the poor. They consider the downsides of raising the minimum wage, which Andy likens to a “secret sales tax” on the working poor. Glenn plays devil’s advocate and brings up Australia, which has a minimum wage twice that of the US. Is there a better way to help the long-term jobless than the current unemployment insurance system? Andy recounts how his experience as an employer made him much more sympathetic to anti-regulatory arguments. Finally, are there Democrats who are willing to hear from someone like Andy?