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Tuesday, February 3, 2015

On the American Tax System


Economist Joseph Stiglitz, speaking with Bill Moyers on the obscene unfairness of our tax structure as it is now, benefiting the wealthy and corporations and crushing the middle-, working- and lower-classes.

Joseph E. Stiglitz: Let’s Stop Subsidizing Tax Dodgers from BillMoyers.com on Vimeo.

Corporations, especially originally American ones, should help pay for the infrastructure we all need, them no less so, to keep this country functioning. For all the highways, bridges, schools, airports, everything, that we need and that they need for employees and transportation of their products, everything, the least they can do is pay some to help keep it all functioning. Besides being practical, you'd think it would also be a patriotic and fair, even intelligent, thing to do.

We can hope.


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