Sunday, October 26, 2008

Your Call 102708 Tax policy and the economy

What does tax policy have to do with the economy? On the next Your Call, we'll have a conversation about the impact of taxes on economic growth. Based on a Congressional Budget Office study, President Bush's tax cuts have offered the biggest benefits to people at the very top. With economic recession, how would McCain's and Obama's tax proposals affect the economy? How does our tax structure contrast Europe's? It's Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

Guests: Joel Slemrod, the Paul W. McCracken Collegiate Professor of Business Economics and Public Policy at the Ross School and director of its Office of Tax Policy Research

Jeff Madrick, editor of Challenge Magazine, visiting professor of humanities at The Cooper Union, and director of Policy Research at the Schwartz Center for Economic Policy Analysis, The New School

Lee Farris, Senior Organizer on Estate Tax Policy with United for Fair Economy

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