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Episode 387: The No-Brainer Economic Platform

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Episode 387: The No-Brainer Economic Platform

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Episode 387: The No-Brainer Economic Platform

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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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