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The Candidate Is Fake; The Consultants Are Real

Yesterday, we had economists create their dream presidential platform. Today, we seek professional help to launch our fake presidential candidate.

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Two More Policies Economists Love And Politicians Hate

Legalize marijuana. Tax carbon emissions. End the tax deduction on employer-provided health insurance. More ideas from our panel of economists.

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A Tax Plan That Economists Love (And Politicians Hate)

Everyone with a mortgage will pay more. Corporations will pay less. The first in a series of stories on economists' dream presidential candidate.

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