A radical plan to fix Argentina’s inflation

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In a little over a week, Argentines will head to the polls to pick a new president. Polls show a tightening race between right-wing populist Javier Milei and centrist challenger Sergio Massa. Both are pledging to address the country’s out-of-control inflation. Today on the show, we look at Milei’s radical proposal to change Argentina’s currency to U.S. dollars and whether that could fix inflation.

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