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Glenn Loury (Manhattan InstituteBrown 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 DMZ

Nikki Haley Sells Out. Again.

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On this week’s DMZ, Bill Scher and Matt K. Lewis discuss Nikki Haley’s very predictable announcement of support for Donald Trump.

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GPT-4o: harbinger of the Metaverse?

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Robert Wright and Paul Bloom discuss the latest LLM offering from OpenAI.

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In Defense of AI Doomerism

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Robert Wright and AI safety activist Liron Shapira discuss the case for treating AI as an existential threat. Plus: The OpenAI resignations, the “Pause AI” movement, assessing Altman’s AI safety sincerity, and more.

The DMZ

Trump and Biden are Set to Debate

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What’s behind Biden’s decision to schedule early debates with Trump? Matt K. Lewis and Bill Scher discuss on this week’s DMZ.

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Has Antisemitism Surged?

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Robert Wright and The Free Press reporter Eli Lake discuss campus protests, free speech controversies, DEI, and the Israel lobby.

The DMZ

Stormy Daniels’ Graphic Testimony

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Why are evangelicals sticking with Trump despite his adultery? Bill Scher and Matt K. Lewis discuss on this week’s DMZ.

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Antisemitism and Free Speech

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Robert Wright and Paul Bloom discuss campus controversies, media misinformation, and whether the “new atheists” get religion wrong.

The DMZ

Trump’s 2nd Term Plan: Be MEANER

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Should we be freaked out about Trump’s second-term agenda? Bill Scher and Matt K. Lewis discuss on this week’s DMZ.

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A Debate on Israel-Palestine

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Coleman Hughes, author of The End of Race Politics, talks to Robert Wright about campus protests, the war in Gaza, and Palestinian national identity.