Jun 22, 2021 • 1HR 13M

When Shadows Fall

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In “The Remnant," Jonah Goldberg, the founder and editor-in-chief of The Dispatch, syndicated columnist, best-selling author, and AEI/NRI Fellow enlists a “Cannonball Run”-style cast of stars, has-beens, and never-weres to address the most pressing issues of the day and of all-time. Is Western Civilization doomed? Is nationalism the wave of the future? Is the Pope Catholic? Will they ever find a new place to put cheese on a pizza? Is Die Hard a Christmas movie? Who is hotter: Ginger or Mary-Ann? Was Plato really endorsing the Republic as the ideal state? Mixing history, pop culture, rank-punditry, political philosophy, and, at times, shameless book-plugging, Goldberg and guests will have the kinds of conversations we wish they had on cable-TV shout shows. And the nudity will (almost) always be tasteful.
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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 Is the success sequence outdated?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