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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.


#387: The No-Brainer Economic Platform

July 18th, 2012

Episode 495 of 964 episodes

There's a reason economists don't run for president. We assembled five prominent economists from across the political spectrum. We gave them a simple task: Identify major economic policies they could all stand behind. They did. They gave us five tax proposals — plus one change to the criminal code — that every one of them could support wholeheartedly, from left to right. And in the process, they gave us an economic platform that would surely sink any candidate that supported it. On today's show: The Planet Money economic platform. Backed by the brightest minds in modern economics. Pure poison to any politician that embraces it.

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