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Ep. 11: TAXATION NATION | Jessica Yu


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Why is our tax system so complicated?

Teachers have long relied on educational cartoons with catchy songs to simplify everything from grammar to government. Can a cartoon conquer a challenge like today’s tax system, with its ever-changing, 75,000 pages of laws? With retro flair, "Taxation Nation" looks into how our tax system does – and doesn’t – work.

Chapter 3: What is the role of our government?
Some of the biggest issues of the day are the role of the government in stimulating economic growth and whether or not our tax system is beneficial, bloated, or simply not good enough. Directors Jessica Yu, Marshall Curry, Barbara Kopple and Rachel Grady and Heidi Ewing take a hard look at the numbers, in cartoons, song, and more.