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The economy, explained, with stories and surprises. Imagine you could call up a friend and say, "Meet me at the bar and tell me what's going on with the economy." Now imagine that's actually a fun evening. That's what we're going for at <em>Planet Money</em>. People seem to like it.

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#142 Planet Money: Tax Me Please

January 16th, 2010

Episode 234 of 910 episodes

On today's podcast the exciting conclusion of our two-part examination of Denmark's unusual economy, part free-market, part huge welfare state. Denmark's government truly takes care of its people when it comes to things like health care and education. All that cost money though. A recent headline in a Copenhagen newspaper read "Denmark wins highest tax competition." Yes, in 2009 the country had the highest taxes in the world, the most dramatic example being car purchases, which are taxed at 200 percent.

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