Your Call: What would an equitable tax system look like?

Apr 13, 2017

A conversation with T. R. Reid about his new book, A Fine Mess: A Global Quest for a Simpler, Fairer, and More Efficient Tax System. He says the US tax code is overstuffed with loopholes, which do not work for anyone—except tax lawyers, accountants, the wealthy, and corporations.

What would an equitable tax system look like? And how does the US compare to the rest of the world? It’s Your Call live at 10am, with Rose Aguilar, and you.

Guest:

T.R. Reid, former foreign correspondent for The Washington Post, commentator for National Public Radio, and author of A Fine Mess: A Global Quest for a Simpler, Fairer, and More Efficient Tax System

Web Resources:

T.R. Reid

The Economic Times: Large US firms stashed $1.6 trillion in tax havens: Oxfam

The Guardian: Donald Trump’s tax holiday 'would help top US companies save $300bn'

The Washington Post: Paul Ryan’s tax cuts for the rich could cost poor countries big, Oxfam says

The American Prospect: When All Else Fails, Cut Taxes for the Rich