A right-wing presidential candidate wants to change Argentina's currency to U.S. : The Indicator from Planet Money In a little over a week, Argentines will head to the polls to pick a new president. Polls show a tightening race between right-wing populist Javier Milei and centrist challenger Sergio Massa. Both are pledging to address the country's out-of-control inflation. Today on the show, we look at Milei's radical proposal to change Argentina's currency to U.S. dollars and whether that could fix inflation.

Related Episodes:
The push and pull of inflation (Apple Podcasts / Spotify)
It's complicated. Argentina's relationship with the U.S. dollar (Planet Money+)

For sponsor-free episodes of The Indicator from Planet Money, subscribe to Planet Money+ via Apple Podcasts or at plus.npr.org.

Music by
Drop Electric. Find us: TikTok, Instagram, Facebook, Newsletter.

A radical plan to fix Argentina's inflation

A radical plan to fix Argentina's inflation

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/1197956768/1211978306" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
LUIS ROBAYO/AFP via Getty Images
Far-right presidential candidate Javier Milei (pictured) will face off against Economy Minister and center-left presidential candidate Sergio Massa for the Argentine presidency November 19. (Photo by LUIS ROBAYO / AFP)
LUIS ROBAYO/AFP via Getty Images

In a little over a week, Argentines will head to the polls to pick a new president. Polls show a tightening race between right-wing populist Javier Milei and centrist challenger Sergio Massa. Both are pledging to address the country's out-of-control inflation. Today on the show, we look at Milei's radical proposal to change Argentina's currency to U.S. dollars and whether that could fix inflation.

Related Episodes:
The push and pull of inflation (Apple Podcasts / Spotify)
It's complicated. Argentina's relationship with the U.S. dollar (Planet Money+)

For sponsor-free episodes of The Indicator from Planet Money, subscribe to Planet Money+ via Apple Podcasts or at plus.npr.org.

Music by Drop Electric. Find us: TikTok, Instagram, Facebook, Newsletter.