On The DMZ: Is Romney now seen as a sensible pragmatist, or is Obama’s “Romnesia” attack working? What must the campaigns do in the final two weeks? Is Twitter making media groupthink worse, and have the netroots lost their influence? Plus: The possibility that Obama could lose the popular vote but win the electoral college.
Glenn Loury, John McWhorter, and economist Richard Wolff debate the relative merits of planned economies and free markets, as well as the rights of workers to determine the fate of the companies they work for.
Glenn Loury and physicist Stephon Alexander, author of Fear of a Black Universe: An Outsider’s Guide to the Future of Physics, discuss the racial achievement gap in quantitative fields and how it might be closed.