The No-brainer Economic Platform   1 comment

Link: http://www.npr.org/blogs/money/2012/07/18/156928675/episode-387-the-no-brainer-economic-platform

A sign that reads elections ahead

Summary: Presentation of a hypothetical presidential campaign platform that economist from across the political spectrum would support.

Original air date: July 18, 2012

Length: 26:54

Discussion Prompt: One economic platform in the podcast is that the government should cut corporate, income and payroll taxes. How this might impact the economic environment of the country? Why were some panelists in the podcast opposed to cutting these taxes?

Written Assignment Prompt: Consider these economic platforms from a political point of view.  What are the strengths and weaknesses of each? If you were a political strategist, could you present these ideas in a way that the public would understand?

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