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Episode 387: The No-Brainer Economic Platform

Planet Money has an economic platform that economists across the political spectrum agree on. The hard thing? Getting an actual politician to agree to it.

Note: This episode originally aired inJuly 2012.

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 a campaign platform that would surely sink any candidate who 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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