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Tax Me Please

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Tax Me Please

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On today's Planet Money:

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 costs 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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