Behind scenes look at Daily Show minimum wage segment
January 29, 2014 8:07 AM Subscribe
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Barry Ritholtz has a finance blog (Big Picture)
and writes a column for Bloomberg. He was on the Daily Show with Samantha Bee and Peter Schiff discussing minimum wage
in the American economy. He claims Wal-Mart and McDonald's are the two largest beneficiaries of welfare because a large percentage of their workers couldn't afford to work there without it.
He describes some of the details
about how two hours of interview get cooked down to three minutes of onscreen appearance. The column he wrote that inspired the Daily Show producers is on the Bloomberg site here
. Question + answer are one continuous unedited take.
(There are many previous links to Rithoz's Big Picture blog but mostly they are in dense kliuless
posts. The kliuless metafilter user page is one guide to best of Barry.)