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22 May 2018

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Glenn Loury (Brown University) and David Blankenhorn (Institute for American Values)

On The Glenn Show, David explains his fierce opposition to authorizing gambling casinos in New York State. Playing devil’s advocate, Glenn raises the libertarian argument—why not leave people alone to make their own choices? David argues that the seductive allure of slot machines exploits vulnerable people, serving as a hidden tax on the poor. He mentions the Orwellian quality of the “gamble speak” employed by the casino industry. Glenn, still pushing back, asks what’s wrong with “selling hope.” Finally, David lays out the odds of New York’s gambling ballot initiative passing on election day.

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Recorded:Sep 30    Posted:Oct 2, 2013
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The Glenn Show | Oct 2, 2013 | Glenn Loury & David Blankenhorn

The Wright Show

Is woke broke?

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Robert Wright and Michael Brooks discuss whether politically correct politics doomed the Democrats in 2016

The Wright Show

Is the Intellectual Dark Web right wing?

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Robert Wright discusses the question with IDW member Bret Weinstein.

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What gender is your soul?

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YouTube personality ContraPoints explains how her identity has evolved through the process of gender transition.

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The DMZ

The evangelical alliance with Trump

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In the wake of the American embassy’s opening in Jerusalem, Bill Scher and Matt Lewis evaluate evangelical Christians’ relationship with the president.

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Are emotions a social construct?

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Stephen Asma and Rami Gabriel reflect on the modern instinct to sort human behavior into “cultural” and “biological” categories.

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The Wright Show

How America fanned the flames of the Syrian civil war

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Journalist Rania Khalek on the weird array of groups armed by the US and its allies.

MeaningofLife.tv

Why human dignity isn’t enough

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Philosopher Tamler Sommers, author of the new book Why Honor Matters, makes the case.

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The Glenn Show

“A racist screed”

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Glenn Loury and John McWhorter critique Ta-Nehisi Coates’s recent essay on Kanye West.

The DMZ

Is Trump’s “madman” approach working?

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Bill Scher and Matt Lewis discuss Trump’s unpredictable personality in light of the return of American hostages from North Korea.

MeaningofLife.tv

Putting Darth Vader on the couch

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Psychologist Kathryn Gordon cohosts Jedi Counsel, a podcast looking at pop culture characters through a psychological lens. Here she discusses the narcissism of Darth Vader.

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