On this episode of Slate Money, hosts Felix Salmon of Fusion, Cathy O’Neil of mathbabe.org, and *Slate*’s Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann talk sales taxes.
Topics discussed on today’s show include:
-Cathy battles the tampon tax.
-Ted Cruz makes a proposal for a new kind of value-added tax.
-Felix can't stand the way Americans keep the sales tax off the price tag.
Emily Bazelon, David Plotz, and John Dickerson are joined by Ta-Nahisi Coates to discuss the situation in Baltimore following the death of a black man while in police custody. They also talk about recent Supreme Court arguments over marriage equality and