Dream Hoarders: A Book Talk with Richard Reeves

Opportunity in America | 20 July 2017 | 1h 25m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Richard Reeves about his book Dream Hoarders: How the American Upper Middle Class Is Leaving Everyone Else in the Dust, Why That Is a Problem, and What to Do About It. Argues that America’s upper middle class has become more effective at passing on opportunities to their children, and while he applauds good parenting, he notes systemic advantages—in areas ranging from the tax code to institutional practices of higher education institutions—limit the abilities of parents lower down the income scale to help their children connect to the best opportunities, resulting in less social mobility overall.

Of Boys And Men with Richard Reeves

Conversations with Coleman | 23 September 2022 | 1h 13m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Richard Reeves about his book Of Boys and Men: Why the Modern Male Is Struggling, Why It Matters, and What to Do about It. Discusses the problems facing men in Western society, whether there’s any need to address male-specific problems, whether gender differences come from nature or nurture, the so-called feminization of society, the advantage that girls have in education, age segregation in K-12 schooling, gender disparity and ADHD diagnoses, how the labour market has become less male-friendly, the suicide gap between men and women, the intersection of race and maleness, the unique struggles of black boys, and more.