Jun 22, 2021 • 1HR 13M

When Shadows Fall

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Scott Winship, director of poverty studies at the American Enterprise Institute, joins Jonah to discuss the history of poverty in the United States. The pair begin by digging into a new report from Scott and four of his peers that explores issues of black vs. white inequality, before they turn to examining potential solutions to these disparities. Is the success sequence outdated? Should America be based on bourgeois morality? And will Jonah ever forgive Scott for collaborating with scholars at the hated Brookings Institution? 

Show Notes:

-“Long Shadows,” Scott’s report on the black-white gap in multigenerational poverty

-Scott joins the candy eaters on the Brookings Cafeteria Podcast

-The Moynihan Report

-LBJ (Jonah’s second favorite president) on affirmative action

-Baby bonds 

-The success sequence

-Nigerians have the highest level of education in the U.S.

-Black Identities, by Mary Waters

-Scott: “Is it Really too Expensive to Raise a Family?”

-Scott’s case against child allowances