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Tax me more, I’m rich (with Abigail Disney and Chye-Ching Huang)

Tax me more, I’m rich (with Abigail Disney and Chye-Ching Huang)

Update: 2020-12-292
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Trickle-down economics would have you believe that the rich are job creators. For decades we’ve been told that the more money the wealthy have to invest in creating jobs, the better the economy will be for everybody. This lie has had catastrophic effects: the top 0.1% of Americans now own more wealth than the bottom 90% of Americans combined. As debates rage among our leaders over stimulus bills and Americans battle their way through this economic crisis, the case for taxing the wealthy has never been as strong as it is now—so this week we’re re-surfacing this episode, originally published in 2019. Class traitor Abigail Disney and tax expert Chye-Ching Huang make the case for taxing the rich. 


And we highly recommend Abigail Disney’s podcast, All Ears: https://www.forkfilms.com/all-ears/ 


Abigail Disney is a documentary filmmaker, philanthropist, and social activist. She is the granddaughter of Roy Disney, the co-founder of the Walt Disney Company.


Twitter: @abigaildisney


Chye-Ching Huang is the Director of Federal Fiscal Policy at the Center on Budget Policy Priorities, where she focuses on the fiscal and economic effects of federal tax and budget policy. She rejoined the Center in 2011 after working as a Senior Lecturer at the University of Auckland, where she taught tax law and conducted research in tax law and policy. 


Twitter: @dashching 

@CenteronBudget


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Comments (2)

ncooty

@53:01: I'd love to hear more about infrastructure policy... if the hosts can learn to pronounce "infrastructure" (not "inf-astructure").

Dec 30th
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ncooty

@35:39: Ms. Huang sounds a bit like an idiot. Unrealized capital gains aren't income, not even close. Now, if she were to advocate for a tax on personal property, her argument might be coherent, but a tax on unrealized capital gains is definitely not an income tax. To misrepresent or misunderstand this very basic point makes her sound like either a charlatan or an imbecile.

Dec 29th
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Tax me more, I’m rich (with Abigail Disney and Chye-Ching Huang)

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