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On this week’s Slate Political Gabfest, Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss whether the botched rollout of Obamacare will destroy progressivism, why Congress won't raise the minimum wage, and how other cities can avert a Detroit-style bankruptcy.
Here are some of the links and references mentioned during this week's show:
- The New York Times takes an in-depth look at the race to fix healthcare.gov.
- Matt Yglesias says healthcare.gov has already failed its most important mission.
- John Cassidy breaks down the case for a minimum-wage increase in The New Yorker.
- The economist Joseph Stiglitz explains the real reasons for Detroit's bankruptcy.
Emily chatters about how to win at Connect Four.
John chatters about Wilson, A. Scott Berg's biography of Woodrow Wilson.
David chatters about the Israeli movie Fill the Void.
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Podcast production by Mike Vuolo. Links compiled by Rebecca Cohen.
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