Planet Money: The No-Brainer Economic Platform

NPR’s Planet Money brought together five economists from across the political spectrum and asked them to “Identify major economic policies they could all stand behind.” Here’s their list:

  • Eliminate the mortgage interest tax deduction.
  • End the tax deduction companies get for providing health-care to employees.
  • Eliminate the corporate income tax.
  • Eliminate all income and payroll taxes. All of them.
  • Tax carbon emissions.
  • Legalize marijuana.

Obviously, these guys will never make good politicians, regardless of how good they are as economists.

P.S. I should probably add that I’m against legalizing drugs.


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