ERIC Number: ED261937
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: 0
Taxes: Who Should Pay and Why? 1985 National Issues Forum.
Drumtra, Jeff; Melville, Keith
Appropriate for secondary school social studies or community programs, this publication considers the issue of taxation in America. The first of five sections, "Taxing Matters," considers the growing perception that the present tax code is unfair and in need of drastic reform. Alternative solutions to the problem are considered. "The Loophole Lobby" looks at the various loopholes, deductions, and exemptions in the present tax code. "Progressive Intentions" examines the principle that those with higher incomes should pay more taxes. "Beyond the Income Tax" investigates methods of taxation other than the federal income tax system. A final section, "The Bottom Line," raises the issue of what compromises citizens are willing to accept in making tax reform. Before and after questionnaires on participants' viewpoints are provided with the materials. Supplementary materials include a reading list, acknowledgements, and materials order form. (LP)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Citizen Participation, Finance Reform, Instructional Materials, Policy Formation, Public Policy, Secondary Education, Social Studies, Taxes
Order Dept., Domestic Policy Association, 5335 Far Hills Ave., Dayton, OH 45429 ($3.00; three topics available on one VHS tape, $25.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Community; Students
Sponsor: Domestic Policy Association, Dayton, OH.
Authoring Institution: Public Agenda Foundation, New York, NY.
Note: For 1983-85 National Issues Forum publications, see ED 238 563, ED 255 428-432, and SO 016 806-808. Some illustrations may not reproduce clearly.