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Glenn Loury (Brown University) and John McWhorter (The Daily Beast, Columbia University)

On The Glenn Show, John describes the book he’s writing on how language does and doesn’t shape our view of the world. Glenn reports on the economists’ annual conference, including a caucus of African-American scholars who gathered there. John and Glenn reminisce about being declared “outcasts” by their black professional peers. Glenn remembers the work of the great and recently deceased social scientist Albert Hirschman, and they speculate on what “true loyalty” to one’s group, nation or culture might mean. Has the era of the towering public intellectual passed? They conclude by expressing their very different views about the affirmative action case pending before the Supreme Court.

Recorded:Jan 8    Posted:Jan 10, 2013
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The Glenn Show | Jan 10, 2013 | Glenn Loury & John McWhorter

The Glenn Show

Who counts as a “person of color”?

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Glenn Loury talks to Daria Roithmayr, author of the book Reproducing Racism.   Play entire video

The Glenn Show

Why don’t we import Indian doctors?

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Glenn Loury and Dean Baker discuss free trade and immigration.   Play entire video

The Posner Show

How polygamy continues to affect everyday Mormons

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In the wake of the LDS Church admitting that Joseph Smith had multiple wives, Sarah Posner talks to Mormon feminist Joanna Brooks about the doctrine of polygamy.   Play entire video

Rational Actors

The delicate lame-duck dance

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Kevin Glass and Joel Gehrke discuss how Democrats will try to maneuver their last few priorities through Congress before Republicans take over. Plus: What happens after Obama acts alone on immigration?   Play entire video

In praise of leaving Obamacare

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Andrew Sprung and Charles Gaba discuss attrition rates in Affordable Care Act marketplaces. Plus: Reviewing healthcare.gov 2.0.   Play entire video

The day the “War on Women” died

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Greg Marx and Corey Hutchins discuss Colorado Senator Mark Udall’s electoral defeat. Plus: The failure of campaign journalism.   Play entire video

The DMZ

Why Keystone is probably getting built

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Bill Scher and Matt Lewis explain why, after years of debate, the controversial oil pipeline is on the cusp of approval. Plus: Is climate change the new gay marriage?   Play entire video

The Glenn Show

Was Obamacare dishonestly sold to the public?

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Glenn Loury and Harold Pollack debate the question in light of Jonathan Gruber’s controversial comments. Plus: Americans aren’t stupid—they’re just ignorant.   Play entire video

Woodruff & Strauss

Why Marco is better than Jeb

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Betsy Woodruff and Jim Newel consider whether establishment conservatives pining for a Jeb Bush presidential run should look to Marco Rubio. Plus: Poor Mitch McConnell!   Play entire video

Foreign Entanglements

Why are there so few lefties who are really into defense policy?

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Robert Farley and Freddie deBoer consider. Plus: Iraq and the never-ending cycle of US intervention.   Play entire video