Does Hollywood Still Have a Princess Problem? (Ep. 394)

...preference-based discrimination. The second is belief-based discrimination, with the implicit assumption that beliefs are correct. The third category is still belief-based discrimination, in the sense that the employer or the...

Is It Okay for Restaurants to Racially Profile Their Employees? (Ep. 210 Rebroadcast)

...at a Japanese or Thai restaurant — is this discrimination? LEVITT: I personally wouldn’t call that discrimination, or at least not the kind of discrimination to get upset about. The...

How to End (Price) Discrimination

...type of discrimination we tend to associate with the treatment of African-Americans in the early 20th century. The second is called statistical discrimination, which is discrimination motivated by statistical trends...

Should America (and FIFA) Pay Reparations? (Ep. 426)

The racial wealth gap in the U.S. is massive. We explore the causes, consequences, and potential solutions. Also: another story of discrimination and economic disparity, this one perpetrated by an...

Should the Government Be Targeting a Different Kind of Discrimination?

...and erecting rules that forbid animus-based discrimination. Our study suggests that a much different kind of discrimination — statistical discrimination — permeates many markets and is importantly shaping surplus allocations.”...

What Can Uber Teach Us About the Gender Pay Gap? (Ep. 317)

...There’s no discrimination there. But on the other hand, there could be customer-side discrimination. It could be the case that we as riders prefer men or prefer women as our...

Price Discrimination? Racial Discrimination?

...Could this price-discriminating advertisement in fact be construed as racial discrimination? If there’s a plausible argument to be made that tipping should be outlawed because blacks systematically earn less than...

The Racial Tipping Point

...amount white passengers tipped. African-American passengers also seemed to participate in the racial discrimination against African-American drivers. While African-American passengers generally tipped less, on average they also tipped black drivers...

The Pros and Cons of Reparations (Ep. 427)

Most Americans agree that racial discrimination has been, and remains, a big problem. But that is where the agreement ends. Listen and subscribe to our podcast at Apple Podcasts ,...