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GOP Debate Economics: From Flat Taxes To Carly Fiorina's Recession Claim

Presidential candidates Carly Fiorina (left) and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) during the CNBC Republican Presidential Debate. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Presidential candidates Carly Fiorina (left) and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) during the CNBC Republican Presidential Debate. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

NPR’s senior business editor Marilyn Geewax joins Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson to discuss some of the economic terms that came up in last night’s GOP debate, from Ted Cruz’s flat tax plan and push for the gold standard, to Carly Fiorina’s claim that 92 percent of jobs lost during the recession belonged to women.

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