logo

15 November 2018

logo

Glenn Loury (Watson Institute for International and Public AffairsBrown 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.

Play entire video
Recorded:Sep 30    Posted:Oct 2, 2013
Download:
mp3
The Glenn Show | Oct 2, 2013 | Glenn Loury & David Blankenhorn

MeaningofLife.tv

Don’t be the alpha dog

playvideo screenshot

Animal behaviorist Rebecca Lohnes explains how a flawed study of wolves led to bad ideas about how to train dogs.

Play this clip on MeaningofLife.tv

MeaningofLife.tv

Having a beer with Jesus

playvideo screenshot

Stanford anthropologist Tanya Luhrmann talks about the phenomenon of a “hyper-real God” that she encountered in American evangelical churches.

Play this clip on MeaningofLife.tv

The Wright Show

How to break up Google and Amazon

playvideo screenshot

Tim Wu, author of the new book The Curse of Bigness: Antitrust in the New Gilded Age, discusses ways to implement a more aggressive antitrust policy.

MeaningofLife.tv

What is beauty to humans, birds, and baboons?

playvideo screenshot

Philosopher and novelist Rebecca Goldstein remembers a moment of awe she shared with a troop of baboons.

Play this clip on MeaningofLife.tv

MeaningofLife.tv

Explaining “neo-Shamanism”

playvideo screenshot

Daniel Pinchbeck, author of the book How Soon Is Now?, discusses the neo-Shamanic movement and whether it furthers the goals of capitalism.

Play this clip on MeaningofLife.tv

MeaningofLife.tv

How to survive a mugging

playvideo screenshot

Dan Kaufman and David Ottlinger discuss the philosophy behind conservative pro-gun arguments.

Play this clip on MeaningofLife.tv

The Wright Show

Should Democrats run progressive rockstars or boring moderates?

playvideo screenshot

Robert Wright speaks with Sarah Posner and Mark Schmitt about the lessons Democrats should take from election night.

The DMZ

How to woo white voters

playvideo screenshot

Bill Scher argues that non-white Democrats who won yesterday knew how to speak to their white constituents.

Feminine Chaos

The economics of online outrage

playvideo screenshot

Phoebe Maltz Bovy and Kat Rosenfield examine why so much contemporary cultural criticism involves extreme reactions.

The Wright Show

Post-election fears in Brazil

playvideo screenshot

Hugo Godinho, speaking from São Paulo, describes fears on Brazil’s left about the country’s future under President-elect Jair Bolsonaro, who has drawn comparisons to Donald Trump.