The official study commissioned by the city of Seattle is painting a grim picture of the consequences of the minimum wage increase in that city thus far.
Well well well, in a splash of serendipity, the one week Tom leaves the show in Bob's hands, Krugman devotes his column to zombies--and vampires. Specifically, the GOP idea that tax cuts on the rich are great for the economy is an idea that just won't die. And the Republican plan for health insurance reform must be kept hidden from the sunlight. (Just like a vampire, get it?)
Bob brings on Cato Senior Fellow Dan Mitchell to talk about the alleged supply-side failure in Kansas.
Krugman wrote two columns in a row on Donald Trump's withdrawal from the Paris Accord and the abdication of American leadership on climate change, and we reply to them both in this episode.
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