Promoting or speaking in favor of populist economic and left leaning ideas long enough, you will become familiar with being dismissed and waved away by those who guard the halls of policymaking. Richard Eskow, host of The Zero Hour, talks about a “lefty idea” of raising the minimum wage and how it actually works for the economy.

Richard Eskow is host and managing editor of The Zero Hour, a weekly radio program produced by We Act Radio. He was the senior writer and editor for the Bernie Sanders presidential campaign. Richard has written for a number of print and online publications, was a founding contributor to the Huffington Post, and is a longtime activist. He is also a Senior Fellow with the Campaign for America’s Future.