On this episode of Slate Money, hosts Felix Salmon of Fusion, Cathy O’Neil of mathbabe.org and Slate’s Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann are just fine without Yanis Varoufakis.
Topics discussed on today’s show include:
-It’s Groundhog Day in Greece.
-Why Puerto Rico can’t overcome its debt.
-Great Britain is not going to leave the European Union.
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Jacob Weisberg talks to Frank Foer about the history of Paul Manafort, Trump’s political strategist.
We talk to former Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis about his new book examining the history of Europe’s debt crisis and the kinds of policy changes he’d like to see put in place. We also talk about the new Tom Hanks movie and the new exhibit at the Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, which recalls the Chernobyl nuclear disaster.
Every policy nerd has their favorite tax proposal — and today on the Weeds, Sarah, Matt, and Ezra talk about a few of theirs. What would happen if we abolished all taxes and replaced them with a land tax? Is it a good idea to tax sugary sodas? And how did the carbon tax become the default option in the environmental debate?
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