Roland Fryer has been working on a program that pays children for academic success for a while now, and its been rolled out in Chicago, New York City, and Washington D.C. even though research argues that it does little to nothing to reduce the achievement gap. For all of the talk about black public intellectuals such as Cornel West, I don’t think there is a single black public intellectual who has had more of an effect on public policy. When Fryer jokes that economy studies and rationalizes behavior in this and all known universes he lays out the central premise of neoliberal governmentality.