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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 Paul Krugman’s criticism of Paul Ryan’s comments on inner-city poverty. Why are welfare recipients, as opposed to Medicare and Social Security beneficiaries or bailed-out banks, characterized as “takers”? Is there such a thing as a culture of poverty? Would Ryan’s comments have been better received coming from a black congressman? They address Ta-Nehisi Coates‘s thoughts on the interplay of race, culture, and poverty. Glenn asks why poor immigrants are often able to advance more quickly than native-born African-Americans.

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Recorded:Mar 21    Posted:Mar 31, 2014
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The Glenn Show | Mar 31, 2014 | Glenn Loury & Harold Pollack

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