When Shadows Fall

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 Is the success sequence outdated?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

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