Vox's The Weeds

Everyone is always warning you not to get lost in the weeds. But not Vox's Ezra Klein, Sarah Kliff, and Matthew Yglesias. They love the weeds. That's where all the policy is. This is the podcast for people who follow politics because they love thinking about health care, economics, and zoning. It is not a podcast for people who like hearing talk about gaffes.

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      How the rich ate all the growth


      Ezra and Matt discuss two big papers that help explain America's economic malaise:

      Income and Wealth Inequality: Evidence and Policy Implications

      The Rise of Market Power and the Macroeconomic Implications


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      Statue limitations


      Libby Nelson and German Lopez join Matt to discuss the politics and history of Confederate monuments.


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      A very meritorious podcast


      Sarah, Ezra, and Matt break down Trump's plan to slash legal immigration, a new way to sabotage Obamacare, and research on ER scams.


      Got a bill from an emergency room? We want to hear about it.


      The Company Behind Many Surprise Emergency Room Bills from The New York Times


      Surprise! Out-of-Network Billing for Emergency Care in the United States from NBER


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      Can John Kelly fix the Trump administration? Can anyone?


      Dara Lind and Andrew Prokop join Matt to talk about Kelly's record as DHS Secretary and Trump's bizarre Twitter feud with Mitch McConnell.


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      1h5m
       

      Is Google in an "ideological echo chamber"?


      Matt, Ezra, and Sarah talk about the now-infamous Google memo, the Democrats' plan for prescription drug pricing, and a study on opioid prescriptions and medical schools.


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      The bacon fat theory of school segregation, and some White House chaos


      Ezra, Sarah and Alvin Chang talk about the quiet return of segregation in schools, chaos in the Trump White House, and taxing marijuana.

      Links!

      The Washington Post article on school desegregation and the Supreme Court.Alvin's piece on school desegregation and gerrymanderingAlvin's article on living in poor neighborhoodsAlvin's article on white America self-segregatingAlvin's piece on Obamacare repeal splitting neighborhoods


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      54m
       

      ACA repeal is finally dead (maybe)


      Sarah, Matt, and Dylan Scott analyze the night Trumpcare died and what's next for health care.


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      50m
       

      Skinny repeal and Trump's management by tweet


      Sarah, Ezra, and Matt talk about yet another Obamacare repeal plan, Trump's feud with Jeff Sessions, and new research on retail health clinics.


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      A deep dive on basic income


      Dylan Matthews joins Matt to discuss the three different version of universal basic income, and why only one of them is good.


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      55m
       2017-07-21

      At last, a Weeds about weed (also Obamacare)


      Sarah, Ezra, and Matt talk about Democrats' plans to improve Obamacare and new evidence that smoking pot makes you bad at math.

      Links!

      White paper: ‘High’ Achievers? Cannabis Access and Academic Performance

      Ezra's conversation with Dr. Nneka Jones Tapia

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       2017-07-19