BhTV

25 January 2015

bloggingheads.tv

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

On The Glenn Show, Steve and Glenn revisit an earlier conversation about what’s wrong with economics—namely, that it’s too insular and overly focused on technique. But, to be fair, some contemporary research in development and behavioral economics defies this description. Steve gets meta and proposes a behavioral theory to account for these exceptions, and Glenn bemoans the field’s “intellectual infantilization.” Glenn holds up the career of Paul Samuelson as an example of how an academic discipline can be revolutionized. They close by worrying about the narrow ideological range of the president’s economic advisers.

Recorded:Oct 25    Posted:Oct 26, 2013
Download:   wmv | mp4 | mp3 | fast mp3
The Glenn Show | Oct 26, 2013 | Glenn Loury & Steven Teles

Woodruff & Strauss

Do Republicans have foot-in-mouth disease?

playBhTV video

And does it sometimes help the conservative cause? Betsy Woodruff and Alexis Levinson consider.   Play entire video

Drezburt

Is the US making things worse in Yemen?

playBhTV video

Heather Hurlburt and Daniel Drezner discuss the deteriorating situation in the war-torn country, including whether American drones are fueling the conflict.   Play entire video

The DMZ

“I know, because I won both of them”

playBhTV video

Bill Scher and Matt Lewis debate Obama’s retort to Republicans—and the president’s newfound confidence—at the State of the Union.   Play entire video

Culturally Determined

The Oscars as “Employee of the Month” awards

playBhTV video

On the debut of Culturally Determined, Aryeh Cohen-Wade and Elizabeth Cantwell analyze the unbearable whiteness of the Academy Award nominations. Plus: Poetry’s changing place in American culture.   Play entire video

Worldwise

Moral quandaries around a Kony crony

playBhTV video

Mark Leon Goldberg and David Bosco discuss the case of Dominic Ongwen, a Lord’s Resistance Army commander who was once a child soldier and now faces war crimes charges. Plus: The irony of the Palestinians joining the ICC.   Play entire video

The Glenn Show

The real threat to cops? Car accidents

playBhTV video

Glenn Loury and Tracey Meares consider the risks of being a police officer. Plus: Why are the cops still so racially polarizing?   Play entire video

The climate fight moves to the states

playBhTV video

Neil Bhatiya and Tim Kovach talk about states that are acting on climate change in the face of federal inaction. Plus: America’s weird culture of climate skepticism.   Play entire video

Debating a financial transaction tax

playBhTV video

Mark Schmitt and Katherine Mangu-Ward debate levying a very small tax on every Wall Street trade. Plus: Ohio bartender tries to poison John Boehner—what?!?   Play entire video

The Wright Show

Bibi’s Parisian faux pas

playBhTV video

Robert Wright and Ron Kampeas discuss Netanyahu’s appeal to French Jews to emigrate to Israel. Plus: Terrorism in Paris and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.   Play entire video

Rational Actors

Did Grubergate doom the current CBO chief?

playBhTV video

Kevin Glass and Danny Vinik discuss how Jonathan Gruber’s controversial comments may have cost Doug Elmendorf his job. Plus: Don’t hate the CBO players, hate the CBO game.   Play entire video