NYT takes credit for debunking the $73 an hour autoworker myth

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From Nicholas Kristof's column:

As my Times colleague David Leonhardt has noted, the reported $73-an-hour wage in Detroit is a fiction.

On the one hand, it's good to see Kristof, and Leonhardt last week, trying to dismantle the $73-an-hour misinformation. The thick irony, of course, is that it was the New York Times that gave the phony meme life nearly a month ago. Neither Kristof or Leonhardt mentioned that embarrassing fact. (Or that MMFA called the paper out on the matter.)

Meanwhile, lots of readers praised Leonhardt's effort last week to set the record straight about autoworkers. But the Daily Howler thought Leonhardt did a dreadful job sorting out the facts.

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