(2016/04/29) In praise of higher taxes (Economics) (Repost)
Edition #1010 Today we take a look at the way our current low-tax structure ends up redistributing the burden of funding society to those least able to pay for it while widening the already staggeringly-large wealth gap. Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Show Notes Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill Ch. 2: Act 1: City Stealing From Citizens By Tampering With Traffic Lights - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 10-18-14 Ch. 3: Song 1: The fix is in - Ok Go Ch. 4: Act 2: Cops Generating Money off Black Communities... - @ThomHartmann - Air Date 07-31-15 Ch. 5: Song 2: Shakedown - Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band Ch. 6: Act 3: Billionaire Governor Taxes Rich, Increases Minimum Wage, Economy Explodes - @DavidPakmanShow - Air Date: 02-28-15 Ch. 7: Song 3: Trickle Down - Hayseed Dixie Ch. 8: Act 4: Republican Governors Seek to Raise Taxes On Middle Class and Poor - Majority Report (@MajorityFM) - Air Date: 01-28-15 Ch. 9: Song 4: Class Warfare - Chris Priest Ch. 10: Act 5: Details of how Reaganomics in Kansas has utterly failed - Bradcast from @TheBradBlog - Air Date 4-19-16 Ch. 11: Song 5: That’s all - Clare and the Reasons Ch. 12: Act 6: How To Pay For Tax Cuts For The Rich (If You're A Republican) - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 06-20-15 Ch. 13: Song 6: Robin Hood - Dick James Ch. 14: Act 7: Don't Think the Poor Pay Enough Taxes? You're Living in a Fantasy World - @DavidPakmanShow - Air Date: 04-25-15 Ch. 15: Song 7: Work to Live - Serious Suicide Ch. 16: Act 8: .@ryangrim on Mississippi's dependence on prisoners for revenue - Bradcast from @TheBradBlog - Air Date 4-19-16 Ch. 17: Song 8: Turtle (Bonobo Remix) - Pilote Ch. 18: Act 9: Why An American In Sweden LOVES Paying His Taxes... - @ThomHartmann - Air Date: 04-12-16 Ch. 19: Song 9: Taxman - Nickel Creek Ch. 20: Act 10: The myth of a heavy tax burden in the US - Economic Update w/ @profwolff - Air Date 4-24-16 Produced by Jay! Tomlinson Thanks for listening! Visit us at BestOfTheLeft.com Check out the BotL iOS/Android App in the App Stores! Follow at Twitter.com/BestOfTheLeft Like at Facebook.com/BestOfTheLeft Contact me directly at Jay@BestOfTheLeft.com Review the show on iTunes and Stitcher!