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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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#472: The One-Page Plan To Fix Global Warming

July 12th, 2013

Episode 613 of 910 episodes

Climate change seems like this complicated, intractable problem. But maybe it doesn't have to be.On today's show, we talk to a couple economists about a very simple idea that could solve the climate-change problem: Tax carbon emissions.A carbon tax could be paired with cuts in the income tax. And it would drive down emissions without picking winners or losers, and without creating complicated regulations.

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