Friday Movie Night - Taxes Edition

hot buttered popcorn It's Friday Night! Party Time!   Time to relax, put your feet up on the couch, lay back, and watch some detailed videos on economic policy!

 

Tonight's topic is taxes. Tax policy has to be the most political and manipulated policy area of them all. No one likes to pay taxes, taxes are boring and taxes are complex. As a result, finding objective information on them is very tough.

tax me if you can
Firstly, if you have not watched Frontline's 2004 documentary Tax Me If You Can on offshore tax shelters and other manipulations, it's a must see.

 

 

Next up are interview clips with tax journalist David Kay Johnston describing just some of the many abuses of the corporate tax code.

Taxpayers fund private Sports Arenas

 

Corporate Welfare

 

Senator Byron Dorgan has been on corporate loopholes and offshore outsourcing for some time and describes it here:

Dorgan on Tax Havens

 

Now I mentioned it is extremely difficult to obtain tax documentaries or even talks that are simply the numbers, causes, effects on tax policy. The New American Foundation put a panel of various experts describing U.S. tax policy (2008) that is fairly objective, describing some of the problems currently with the U.S. tax code, especially with globalization. They also discuss some of the more sweeping reforms that have been brought up recently in great detail.

You might want to skip the introductions and watch this one, it is fairly instructive and informative.

 

If you are aware of objective, well cited documentaries on tax policy, please grace us with a link or an embed in the comments.

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