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How fair is the US tax system? And who pays the largest share of their income in taxes?

04/09/12 Robert Lorei
Last Call Monday
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Good afternoon, welcome to the Last Call. I'm Rob Lorei.Next Tuesday is the deadline to file your federal income tax form for last year. Today we’re going to discuss taxes and look at which income groups pay the most taxes, whether there is a transfer of wealth from the very rich to the very poor, and what happens when big corporations pay little or no taxes. We'll talk with Steve Wamhoff, Legislative Director of Citizen's for Tax Justice, a Washington DC based non profit. Recently the CTJ ...

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Jeffrey Sachs on the Price of Civilization

12/19/11 Robert Lorei
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In his new book THE PRICE OF CIVILIZATION (Random House), economist Jeffrey Sachs says that civic virtue is declining among America’s political and economic elites. He says the US system of markets, laws and elections is not enough if the rich and powerful have no compassion toward the rest of society. He says the two major political parties are in the hands of corporate lobbyists and wealthy contributors. That tax cuts and stimulus spending don’t work. That the military industrial compl...

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