Make Me Smart with Kai and Molly
About This Show
Because none of us is as smart as all of us. Make Me Smart with Kai and Molly is a podcast about the economy, technology and culture. Hosts Kai Ryssdal and Molly Wood will use their expertise to connect the dots on the topics they know best, and get help from listeners and experts about the ones they want to know better. The conversation begins January 2017.
Most Recent Episode
21: Tax cuts and partisan brain candy
7 days ago
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback signed a series of big tax cuts back in 2012, pledging to put money back in the hands of individuals and grow the economy. It became known as an experiment in "trickle-down," or supply-side economics. So: What do we talk about when we talk about trickle-down? This week we're exploring what happened in Kansas and why with The Budget Guy Stan Collender, The Washington Post's Max Ehrenfreund, listener Mary Lynn Baker and others. Then, author T.R. Reid answers our Make Me Smart question, and the Make Me Smart community has some thoughts on possible nicknames for itself.Links to a few things we talked about this week: Will Rogers' definition of "trickle-up" economics in his syndicated column circa 1932, the Laffer Curve and the beauty of the Kansas sky. Correction (June 20, 2017): A previous version of this story misspelled Max Ehrenfreund's name. The text has been corrected.