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5 July 2020

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Glenn Loury (Watson Institute for International and Public AffairsBrown University) and Mark Blyth (Brown University)

On The Glenn Show, Mark talks about his new book Austerity: The History of a Dangerous Idea. Mark explains why the austerity craze pisses him off. Glenn asks Mark how to define austerity, which leads to a discussion of who’s really responsible for the national debt and how to talk about government fiscal consolidation. Mark provides a brief intellectual history of the austerity idea. The two end with a discussion of the current sovereign debt crisis in Europe and the failures of austerity policies there.

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Recorded:Jun 13    Posted:Jun 14, 2013
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The Glenn Show | Jun 14, 2013 | Glenn Loury & Mark Blyth

The Glenn Show

How should we remember the racists of American history?

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Glenn Loury and John McWhorter consider Woodrow Wilson, Robert E. Lee, and John C. Calhoun.

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The DMZ

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Bill Scher critiques the current conservation about Wilson and race.

Feminine Chaos

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The Wright Show

The secret origin story of the Christian Right

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Robert Wright speaks with Sarah Posner, author of the new book Unholy: Why White Evangelicals Worship at the Altar of Donald Trump, who argues that race was more important than abortion in bringing evangelicals into politics.

The Glenn Show

Were the ideals of the founding false from the start?

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Glenn Loury speaks with historian David Kaiser about the central claims of the 1619 Project.

MeaningofLife.tv

Defining “death anxiety”

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The DMZ

Don’t dance on Trump’s grave just yet

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