logo

30 March 2023

logo

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

On The Glenn Show, Glenn and Harold discuss the growing field of behavioral economics. Harold argues that 401(k) plans show both the benefits and the limits of benign paternalism. What about people too poor to have a 401(k)? Glenn and Harold consider how behavioral economists are studying the developing world. They close by discussing Sendhil Mullainathan and Eldar Shafir’s new book Scarcity, which explores why poor people make self-limiting decisions.

Play entire video
Recorded:Sep 18    Posted:Sep 23, 2013
Download:
mp3
The Glenn Show | Sep 23, 2013 | Glenn Loury & Harold Pollack

The DMZ

Shattered Glass

playvideo screenshot

On this week’s DMZ, Bill Scher and Matt K. Lewis discuss Matt’s upcoming book “Filthy Rich Politicians”…and having his car window smashed. Plus: Biden’s innovative immigration plan; and can Chris Christie take down Trump?

Nonzero (The Wright Show)

Are Russiagaters moving the goalposts?

playvideo screenshot

Robert Wright and best-selling author David Corn debate the issue.

The Glenn Show

It’s not just about the tests

playvideo screenshot

Glenn Loury and John McWhorter discuss the existential challenge posed by racial disparities in test scores.

The DMZ

Can “Florida Man” Win?

playvideo screenshot

On this week’s DMZ, Bill Scher and Matt K. Lewis ask: Can DeSantis take Trump’s attacks? Plus: Are people moving to Florida to escape “wokeness”? Will an indictment hurt or help Trump? And did the 1980 “October Surprise” change the course of history?

Nonzero (The Wright Show)

To bail out or not to bail out?

playvideo screenshot

Robert Wright and banking expert Richard Vague discuss the costs and benefits of the government’s decision to intervene in the Silicon Valley Bank crisis.

Nonzero (The Wright Show)

Debating DeSantis

playvideo screenshot

Robert Wright and Mickey Kaus discuss the Florida governor’s framing of the Ukraine War as a “territorial dispute”.

The DMZ

Ron DeSantis’s Ukraine Bet

playvideo screenshot

On this week’s DMZ, Bill Scher and Matt K. Lewis discuss the SVB bank crisis—is “wokeness” to blame? Plus: Should DeSantis copy Trump’s “America First” approach to Ukraine? And will we miss Mitch McConnell when he’s gone?

Nonzero (The Wright Show)

Reckoning with the atomic bomb

playvideo screenshot

Robert Wright and Ananyo Bhattacharya, author of The Man from the Future, discuss how John von Neumann handled the ethical questions arising from his work on the Manhattan project.