logo

22 October 2020

logo

Glenn Loury (Watson Institute for International and Public AffairsBrown 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

Culturally Determined

Why the “long tail” thesis was wrong

playvideo screenshot

Aryeh Cohen-Wade speaks with William Deresiewicz, author of the new book The Death of the Artist: How Creators Are Struggling to Survive in the Age of Billionaires and Big Tech.

The DMZ

The two Joe Bidens

playvideo screenshot

Bill Scher and Matt K. Lewis discuss the competing moderate and left-wing influences on a Biden presidency.

The Wright Show

Is socialism compatible with identity politics?

playvideo screenshot

Robert Wright speaks with John Judis, author of the new book, The Socialist Awakening: What’s Different Now About the Left.

The Glenn Show

Ice Cube’s October surprise

playvideo screenshot

Glenn Loury and John McWhorter discuss rapper Ice Cube’s influence on Trump’s plan for Black America.

The Wright Show

Sister Swamp-jah

playvideo screenshot

Should Biden denounce “the swamp”? Robert Wright and Mickey Kaus consider.

The DMZ

Overturning precedent

playvideo screenshot

Bill Scher and Matt Lewis debate how Amy Coney Barrett presented her jurisprudence at the confirmation hearings.

MeaningofLife.tv

The tradition of liberal Protestantism

playvideo screenshot

Robert Wright speaks with Guthrie Graves-Fitzsimmons, author of the new book Just Faith: Reclaiming Progressive Christianity.

Play this clip on MeaningofLife.tv

The DMZ

Will Trump actually not show up to the next debate?

playvideo screenshot

Bill Scher and Matt Lewis consider Trump’s threat to not attend the virtual presidential debate.