The Weeds

In politics, you’re often told not to get lost in the weeds. But we love the weeds! That’s where politics becomes policy – the stuff that shapes our lives. Every Tuesday and Friday, Matthew Yglesias is joined by Ezra Klein, Dara Lind, Jane Coaston and other Vox voices to dig into the weeds on important national issues, including healthcare, immigration, housing, and everything else that matters. Produced by Vox and the Vox Media Podcast Network.


The vaunted, versatile VAT

Matt, Ezra, and Sarah talk about the possibility of a Value-Added Tax, midterm elections, and acid rain.

Mentioned works:

A Fine Mess: A Global Quest for a Simpler, Fairer, and More Efficient Tax System by T. R. Reid

Creating an American Value-Added Tax

The People Left Behind When Only the ‘Deserving’ Poor Get Help

Mortality and Access to Care among Adults after State Medicaid Expansions

White paper: Long-Run Pollution Exposure and Adult Mortality: Evidence from the Acid Rain Program


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