All In   |  November 14, 2013

Hayes: “How many economists do you have?”

Chris Hayes tries to get a straight answer from Michael Saltsman of the EPI- an organization that has fought against raising the minimum wage.

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>>> pretend there's some independent institute that's churning out position papers. why not be clear about what you guys are up to?

>> we're not pretending anything. the employment policies institute has been around for 20 years. we are a 5013c nonprofit.

>> anyone can do that.

>> economists from the university of chicago . here's the thing. the only reason this is a story --

>> how many economists do you have on staff?

>> the only reason this is a story --

>> how many economists do you have on staff?

>> the only reason this is a story --

>> how many economists do you have on staff?

>> -- they don't like our viewpoint.

>> how many economists do you have on staff?

>> i'm the research director at the employment policies institute --

>> where did you get your ph.d in economics?

>> i was an economist for the bureau of labor statistics and i studied economics at the university of michigan --

>> as an undergraduate. but where did you get your ph.d?

>> i don't call myself an economist, because i don't have a ph.d. it's economists from