Thursday, March 26, 2015

The Two Men I Admire Most...In Conversation (updated)

As soon as I saw this, I thought I'd died and gone to heaven ;-)

Barack Obama and David Simon talked about The Wire and our failed war on drugs.

I also have to note that, in the midst of this conversation, President Obama points out something that I wrote about a few weeks ago: the fact that one of the reasons why the Labor Force Participation Rate (LFPR) remains low is that our over-incarceration during the war on drugs has produced a record number of Americans with felony records (mostly brown and black men).

UPDATE: Question: Why would President Obama do this interview now? He's laying the groundwork and setting the stage. Somethin's up.


  1. Wow. Watching people have a reasoned conversation rather than yelling talking points is jaw-dropping, isn't it?

    1. It is...we are starved for this kind of conversation and insight ...i hope the President has more...

    2. Yes we are. Why it's such a big deal when it happens.

  2. Right near the end, Mr. Obama says "in twenty years . . . .". Playing the long game yet again. What a guy!!

  3. He's laying the groundwork and setting the stage. Somethin's up.

    I really hope you're right about this.


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