Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs


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La Follette Seminar: The Weeds - A Q&A with Matt Yglesias about Covering Public Policy

Wednesday, March 21, 2018, 12:30PM - 1:30PM
Location:  Union South, Northwoods (third floor)

Presenter: Matthew Yglesias, Vox Media

Yglesias, who studied philosophy at Harvard University, created with Ezra Klein and Melissa Bell in 2014. He is a senior correspondent focused on politics and economic policy, and he co-hosts The Weeds podcast on Tuesdays and Fridays.

Born and raised in New York City, Yglesias previously wrote the Moneybag column for Slate and blogged for Think Progress, The Atlantic, TPM, and The American Prospect. He is the author of two books, most recently “The Rent Is Too Damn High” about the policy origins of the middle class housing affordability crisis in the United States. His first book, “Heads in the Sand,” was published in 2008.

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