logo

28 March 2017

logo

Glenn Loury (Brown University) and Amy Wax (Race, Wrongs, and Remedies, University of Pennsylvania)

This week on The Glenn Show, the topic is political correctness. Amy and Glenn agree that it’s a problem, and Amy stresses its bad affects in the university. Glenn asks what’s wrong with ostracizing people who incite bigotry or hurt the feelings of others with their words. Amy illustrates her argument with the example of “food deserts.” Glenn’s concerns reach far beyond the college campus—he stresses that there’s PC on both left and right. Even if some professors are politically biased, won’t accurate research and data ultimately win out? And is political correctness the weapon of the weak or the intellectually lazy?

Play entire video
Recorded:Apr 25    Posted:Apr 26, 2012
Download:
mp4
mp3
The Glenn Show | Apr 26, 2012 | Glenn Loury & Amy Wax

MeaningofLife.tv

The hermit’s mind

playvideo screenshot

Howard Axelrod, author of The Point of Vanishing, explains how two years alone in the woods changed the way he sees the world.

Play this clip on MeaningofLife.tv

MeaningofLife.tv

Erasing war memories

playvideo screenshot

Robert Wright and philosopher Matthew Liao raise ethical questions about using biotech to make better soldiers. Plus: Get cat vision, save the planet.

Play this clip on MeaningofLife.tv

The DMZ

Will Trump go big and then go home?

playvideo screenshot

Bill Scher and Matt Lewis on whether the president has promised too much. Plus: Trump to House: Be afraid.

The Glenn Show

The electorate has spoken

playvideo screenshot

Ann Althouse says the Resistance is resisting democracy, not just Trump.

The Wright Show

How do you say “quid pro quo” in Russian?

playvideo screenshot

Robert Wright and journalist Marcy Wheeler on possible Trump administration corruption. Plus: What Comey revealed about the Trump-Russia investigation.

MeaningofLife.tv

The errors of Daniel Dennett

playvideo screenshot

Massimo Pigliucci critiques the philosopher’s views on consciousness.

Play this clip on MeaningofLife.tv

The Wright Show

You’re what’s wrong with Twitter

playvideo screenshot

Emily Parker reflects on what running a “troll-free” site taught her about how human nature hinders civil discourse online.

The Glenn Show

Carrot or stick?

playvideo screenshot

Economists Glenn Loury and Robert Cherry on the debate over how social programs should shape behavior. Plus: Who needs college?

The Glenn Show

Medicaid the Republican way

playvideo screenshot

Glenn Loury and Harold Pollack discuss how block grants would affect health care for the poor.

Trump, Storyteller-in-Chief

playvideo screenshot

Robert Wright and economist Andrés Rondón on why political narratives don’t need much in the way of facts. Plus: Is Trump America’s Hugo Chávez?