Season 10, Episode 37

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Backers of a $15 federal wage say it’s a no-brainer if you want to fight poverty. Critics say it’s a blunt instrument that leads to job loss. Even the economists can’t agree! We talk to a bunch of them — and a U.S. Senator — to sort it out, and learn there’s a much bigger problem to worry about.

To find out more, check out the podcasts from which this hour was drawn: “The True Story of the Minimum-Wage Fight” and “How to Stop Worrying and Love the Robot Apocalypse.