The tax bill is not a recipe for creating jobs.

Here’s Why We Think the Tax Bill Won’t Prompt a Hiring Spree

Here’s Why We Think the Tax Bill Won’t Prompt a Hiring Spree

A daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca.
Dec. 21 2017 9:00 PM

Tax Bill Ballyhoo

Why Trump’s economic predictions don’t pass the smell test.

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President Donald Trump celebrates Congress passing the tax overhaul on Wednesday in Washington.

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On The Gist, why the Republican tax overhaul is unlikely to spur hiring.

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Michael Carpenter explains what we lose when the Trump administration doesn’t try to put the heat on Russia. Carpenter is a former deputy assistant secretary of defense and foreign policy adviser to former Vice President Joe Biden. He and Biden are the co-authors of a Foreign Affairs article, “How to Stand Up to the Kremlin.”

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Mike Pesca is the host of the Slate daily podcast The Gist. He also contributes reports and commentary to NPR.