The Debt Dialogues [Episode 36]: Diana Furchtgott-Roth on the Fast Food Protests

The Debt Dialogues is a weekly podcast that aims to educate young people about the welfare state and how it will affect their future. In this episode, I interview Diana Furchtgott-Roth, a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, on the recent demands by fast food workers for a $15 an hour minimum wage. Topics covered include:


  • How the minimum wage hurts low skilled workers


  • The empirical evidence about the effects of the minimum wage


  • How wages are determined on a free market


  • The impact of unions


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