Tagged with “news” (27)

  1. Thomas Sowell on the Origins of Economic Disparities

    Recorded on April 1, 2019

    Is discrimination the reason behind economic inequality in the United States? Thomas Sowell dismisses that question with a newly revised edition of his book Discrimination and Disparities. He sits down with Peter Robinson to discuss the long history of disparities among humans around the world and throughout time. He argues that discrimination has significantly less of a role to play in inequality than contemporary politicians give it credit for, and that something as incontrovertible as birth order of children has a more significant and statistically higher impact on success than discrimination. He discusses why parental attention is the most important aspect of a child’s intellectual development.

    Sowell goes on to break down different minority groups around the world who went on to have more economic and political success than their majority counterparts, such as the Indians in East Africa, Jewish people in Eastern Europe, Cubans in the United States, and the Chinese in Malaysia. He argues that there is an underlying assumption that if discrimination was absent equality would prevail, which historically has been proven wrong.

    Sowell goes on to discuss changes in crime rates and poverty since the expansion of US welfare programs in the 1960s and how this has had a …

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  2. The Ezra Klein Show - The somewhat fractured state of American conservatism | Listen via Stitcher for Podcasts

    Listen to The Ezra Klein Show episodes free, on demand. Matthew Continetti, editor-in-chief of the Washington Free Beacon, sits down with Vox senior politics reporter Jane Coaston to discuss intellectual conservatism, the legacy of William F. Buckley and Ronald Reagan, neoconservatism, and the role Donald Trump is playing in both the GOP and conservatism more broadly.Book recommendations:Crisis of the House Divided by Harry V. JaffaNixon’s White House Wars by Patrick J. BuchananWe are conducting an audience survey to better serve you. It takes no more than five minutes, and it really helps out the show. Please take our survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/3X6WMNF. The easiest way to listen to podcasts on your iPhone, iPad, Android, PC, smart speaker – and even in your car. For free. Bonus and ad-free content available with Stitcher Premium.

    https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/vox/the-ezra-klein-show/e/59610760

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  3. “Nanette,” “Insatiable,” and White Fragility | Phoebe Maltz Bovy & Kat Rosenfield

    1:03 Nanette, the stand-up comedy special everyone loves—right? 12:55 Self-deprecatory Jewish humor and comedy that flatters your politics 23:01 Why Kat liked Insatiable, the Netflix series that was despised before it aired 48:57 Is “white fragility” about racism a real thing? 57:31 Considering whether white liberals are the problem 66:13 The Times Magazine gives some very bad advice to a white-guilt sufferer

    Phoebe Maltz Bovy (The Perils of "Privilege", What Would Phoebe Do?, The New Republic) and Kat Rosenfield (Amelia Anne is Dead and Gone, Vulture)

    Recorded August 24, 2018

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  4. Sam Harris - The Religion of Identity Politics

    Sam Harris elucidates perfectly the problem of using Identity Politics in argumentation.This has been excerpted from Sam Harris’ latest podcast. See below for the source:

    https://www.samharris.org/podcast/item/ask-me-anything-5

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  5. Suicide of the West | Robert Wright and Jonah Goldberg [The Wright Show]

    0:04 Jonah’s new book, "Suicide of the West" 12:21 Children of the affluent who hate affluence 23:00 Jonah criticizes the Howard-Zinnified view of history 37:02 The problem with Alinskyite conservatives 48:31 Capitalism and its (white conservative) discontents 53:08 The trouble with being a measured conservative critic of Trump (i.e., being Jonah) 67:21 Jonah’s plan for Western Suicide prevention

    Robert Wright (Bloggingheads.tv, The Evolution of God, Nonzero, Why Buddhism Is True) and Jonah Goldberg (National Review, L.A. Times)

    Recorded April 23, 2018

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  6. Jonah Goldberg on Nationalism, Populism, and Identity Politics

    The National Review senior editor on nationalism, populism, and identity politics in America. Click "Show more" to view chapters. For more conversations, visit http://www.conversationswithbillkristol.org Chapter 1 (00:15 - 38:16): Nationalism and Identity Politics Chapter 2 (38:16 - 1:19:53): Defending Western Civ Jonah Goldberg is a senior editor of National Review and Asness Chair in Applied Liberty at the American Enterprise Institute. Drawing on his new book Suicide of the West, Goldberg argues that strong tendencies in contemporary American culture—including tribalism, populism, nationalism, and identity politics—are increasingly undermining the moral and political foundations of America. In discussing these phenomena, Kristol and Goldberg also consider why it is important for young people to study the American political tradition and appreciate what is best in Western civilization.

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  7. Kanan Makiya: What Went Wrong in 2003: An Iraqi Story for the Future

    Kanan Makiya: "What Went Wrong in 2003: An Iraqi Story for the Future"

    Kanan Makiya, born in Baghdad, is the author of the best-selling Republic of Fear: The Politics of Modern Iraq, the book that put Saddam Hussein’s Ba’thist regime in the crosshairs. His new book, The Rope, (which will be available for signing) is an unflinching novel about Iraqi failure in the wake of the 2003 American invasion. In 2003, Makiya founded the Iraq Memory Foundation, an NGO based in Baghdad and the US dedicated to documenting and overcoming the legacy of evil from Saddam’s regime. He has collaborated on several films, including "Saddam’s Killing Fields," which exposed for the first time the campaign of mass murder in northern Iraq known as the Anfal. The Memory Foundation has collected and digitized nearly 10 million pages of Ba’th-era documents. He is the Sylvia K. Hassenfeld Professor of Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies at Brandeis University. Makiya has also written The Monument (1991), Cruelty and Silence: War, Tyranny, Uprising and the Arab World (1993), and The Rock: A Seventh-Century Tale of Jerusalem.

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  8. Amy Wax returns | Glenn Loury & Amy Wax [The Glenn Show]

    0:41 Amy returns to address criticism of her statements on black academic performance 7:06 Amy: There isn’t a minority candidate for every top-tier position 14:26 Where does civility end and obfuscation begin? 24:45 Amy questions the politics of personal grievance 39:00 Tolerance at modern universities 54:01 Is the importance of standardized scoring overstated in the professional world? 1:00:50 The “mismatch” hypothesis and affirmative action

    Glenn Loury (Brown University) and Amy Wax (Race, Wrongs, and Remedies, University of Pennsylvania)

    Recorded March 20, 2018

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