Abolish the Minimum Wage A Debate

4 April 2013
Jared Bernstein

Had a rousing and often substantive debate last night sponsored by the group Open to Debate formerly known as Intelligence Squared U.S. My partner was the great and eloquent Karen Kornbluh (listen to the podcast I really thought Karen did a great job merging morality, compassion, and the facts of the case); the opposing team was Russ Roberts and Jim Dorn. The proposition was the minimum wage should be abolished. I’ll let you guess which side Karen and I took, but the good news: the audience votes at the beginning and end of the debate, and the team that gets more people to switch to their side wins. We won.