Originally published on September 18, 2012 2:43 pm
Earlier this summer, we assembled five prominent economists from across the political spectrum and gave them a simple task: Identify major economic policies they could all stand behind.
They agreed on a broad economic platform. A platform that would sink any political candidate that supported it. (Here's the show we did on their platform; here's a blog post.)
Today, we talk to those economists again. This time, we hear a bunch of the ideas some of them liked but others shot down — including free heroin for addicts, a new tax on financial speculation, and $2 trillion in new deficit spending on infrastructure projects.
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