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Glenn Loury (Brown University) and Harold Pollack (University of Chicago, The Century Foundation)

Harold Pollack joins Glenn for a discussion of social policy. Newt Gingrich’s proposal to employ poor kids as janitors is discussed, and Harold stresses the importance of social skills for poor kids by citing evidence from his work in Chicago. Glenn reminisces about growing up on Chicago’s South Side, and Harold expresses alarm at how the economic crisis has devastated the black middle class there. Harold and Glenn also talk about Mitt Romney’s concern for the poor, or lack thereof.

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Recorded:Feb 3    Posted:Feb 6, 2012
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The Glenn Show | Feb 6, 2012 | Glenn Loury & Harold Pollack

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