Tag: economics

The Dark History of the Minimum Wage

04/14/2019


There’s something strange about the idea of a minimum wage. It’s one of those subjects that everyone has a strong opinion about, even if they have no idea what makes actual economic sense. But perhaps the most surprising thing of all is that the minimum wage has a dirty secret that most economists don’t want you to know about. Today we explore The Dark History of the Minimum Wage.

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Episode 355 – The Dark History of the Minimum Wage

04/13/201950 Comments

There’s something strange about the idea of a minimum wage. It’s one of those subjects that everyone has a strong opinion about, even if they have no idea what makes actual economic sense. But perhaps the most surprising thing of all is that the minimum wage has a dirty secret that most economists don’t want you to know about. Today we explore The Dark History of the Minimum Wage.

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The Next World Reserve Currency Will Not Be A National Currency

04/07/201927 Comments

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Jacob Vigdor on the Seattle Minimum Wage

03/26/2019


Jacob Vigdor is Professor of Public Policy and Governance at the Evans School of Public Affairs at the University of Washington, and a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. He is also the principal investigator of the Minimum Wage Study at the University of Washington, which is exploring the impact of minimum wage ordinances in Seattle and other cities. Today we’ll be talking about what we can learn from Seattle’s recent minimum wage increase.

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Interview 1428 – Jacob Vigdor on the Seattle Minimum Wage

03/25/201912 Comments

Jacob Vigdor is Professor of Public Policy and Governance at the Evans School of Public Affairs at the University of Washington, and a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. He is also the principal investigator of the Minimum Wage Study at the University of Washington, which is exploring the impact of minimum wage ordinances in Seattle and other cities. Today we discuss what we can learn from Seattle’s recent minimum wage increase.

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Fake News: Economics Edition

02/02/201919 Comments

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Interview 1395 – James Corbett on Howe Street Radio

10/19/20183 Comments

James Corbett joins Jim Goddard for his bi-monthly appearance on HoweStreet.com. This time they discuss the IMF’s attempts to put the crypto genie back in the central bank bottle; drug money and the banksters; the latest on the trade war; and the strange, sudden interest of the lamestream media in the sins of the Saudis.

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Defusing China’s “Nuclear Option” Myth

04/08/201812 Comments

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Why Economists Are Always Wrong

02/25/2018


The state of affairs in economics is not just embarrassing, it’s downright perplexing. Economics is a science, right? It must follow some ironclad laws of the physical universe then, mustn’t it? But somehow we always end up asking the same question: Why Are Economists Always Wrong?

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Episode 331 – Why Economists Are Always Wrong

02/24/201861 Comments

The state of affairs in economics is not just embarrassing, it’s downright perplexing. Economics is a science, right? It must follow some ironclad laws of the physical universe then, mustn’t it? But somehow we always end up asking the same question: Why Are Economists Always Wrong?

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