Our Taxes, Government, & Spending

In today’s episode of The Policy Paycheck, host Serena Allen discusses taxes and government spending with Edward Kleinbard (USC Gould).

What is the relationship between good governance, the taxes we pay, and the public good? Who benefits from our system of taxation? What does our system of taxing and spending say about our society?

Edward Kleinbard, Robert C. Packard Trustee Chair in Law at the USC's Gould School of Law

Some of things we talked about ...

We Are Better Than This


We Are Better Than This fundamentally reframes budget debates in the United States. Author Edward D. Kleinbard explains how the public's preoccupation with tax policy alone has obscured any understanding of government's ability to complement the private sector through investment and insurance programs that enhance the general welfare and prosperity of our society at large.

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