This week on The Weeds, special guest star Dara Lind joins Sarah Kliff and me to teach a clinic on immigration policy. Next we delve into the ongoing standoff in Oregon, where some historical information actually gets me to change my mind. Then we look at a new empirical paper on the minimum wage's role during the Great Recession that offers a window into exactly how hard it is to change minds.
As always, you can subscribe to The Weeds on iTunes, rate us there, and reach out with feedback at email@example.com. Next week, Ezra should be back from his adventures in scenic Las Vegas, so you'll have your regular Weeds cast back.
- How politicians use the vagueness of "amnesty" to their advantage
- Recent demographic trends of the US's unauthorized immigrant population
- What we know about visa overstays
- The problem of "skills mismatch"
- How licensing barriers affect immigrants
- Vox's video on the Oregon takeover
- About the standoffs at Waco and Ruby Ridge
- White paper of the week: "The Minimum Wage and the Great Recession: Evidence from the Current Population Survey"
- Arin Dube's minimum wage research
- David Neumark's minimum wage research