The Gist speaks with Adam Davidson from Planet Money and Jeffrey Goldberg.

Planet Money’s Adam Davidson Explains How Economists Talk About Taxes

Planet Money’s Adam Davidson Explains How Economists Talk About Taxes

A daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca.
Sept. 24 2014 5:54 PM

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You might be an economist if you recognize this photo of John Maynard Keynes.

Photo illustration by Slate. Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

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Today on The Gist, we ask the Atlantic’s Jeffrey Goldberg whether ISIS is indeed an existential threat to the Middle East. Then, Adam Davidson of NPR’s Planet Money explains how economists talk about taxes when the rest of us aren’t around. Plus, a snappy Spiel about race and long snapping.

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Mike Pesca is the host of the Slate daily podcast The Gist. He also contributes reports and commentary to NPR.