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Glenn Loury (Brown University) and Steven Teles (Johns Hopkins, The Rise of the Conservative Legal Movement)

On The Glenn Show, Glenn talks to Steve about his recent research on American politics. Steve explains how political parties change positions, looking specifically at conservatives’ embrace of prison reform. Is Republican leadership the only way prison reform will actually happen? Glenn and Steve debate the (de)merits of moral argument on behalf of less punitive prison policy. They next dicsuss what Steve calls “kludgeocracy“—the increasing complexity of social policies in the US, citing the Affordable Care Act as a prime example. Steve explains his concerns about the inefficiency and non-transparency of federal-state collaborations on education and Medicaid. They conclude with some reflections on Django Unchained.

Recorded:Jan 9    Posted:Jan 18, 2013
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The Glenn Show | Jan 18, 2013 | Glenn Loury & Steven Teles

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