Taxing the rich?

Event Details

When
05/11/2012
5:00pm - 6:00pm
Where
Ron's Barber Shop
6058 West North Avenue
Chicago, IL, 60639-3952
United States
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County: 
Cook
Fee: 
Free, open to the public.
Where
Ron's Barber Shop
6058 West North Avenue
Chicago, IL, 60639-3952
See map: Google Maps
County: 
Cook
Fee: 
Free, open to the public.

From "The politics of plutocracy" in The Economist

Democrats say only the top 1% need pay more; that’s misleading. Others will have to pay too. But more of the increase should be shouldered by the rich who have done so well from recent trends. Technological change and globalisation have sharpened demand for the most skilled workers, in particular superstars, be they athletes or hedge-fund managers, thus sharply increasing inequality. Tax policy has exacerbated this trend instead of mitigating it. George Bush junior slashed top income-tax rates as well as rates on dividends and capital gains, which explains why Warren Buffett and Mr Romney have such low tax rates.

Questions for Consideration

Where do you stand -- why should or shouldn't rich people pay more taxes? How would taxing the rich solve some of the government's financial burdens? What are some alternatives to taxing the rich?

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