Taxes Around the World
T.R. Reid, Award-winning Journalist
January 25, 2019
Do Americans pay more tax or less than citizens of other rich democracies? (Answer: far less). Could our tax system be fairer? Could it be simpler? (Answers: Yes, and Yes). Reid will take us on a world tour of tax systems and the efforts to reform them and will show how the design of a tax system can enhance rather than hobble economies. Doing our taxes will never be America’s favorite pastime, but Reid will give us useful ideas as we cope with the tax reform changes.
T. R. Reid is one of the nation’s best-known reporters through his books and articles, his documentary films, his reporting for the Washington Post, and his light-hearted commentaries on NPR’s Morning Edition. At The Washington Post, he covered Congress and four presidential campaigns. He served as the paper’s bureau chief in Tokyo and London. Reid has reported from 4 dozen countries on five continents. He has written ten books in English and three in Japanese. His 2018 book is “A Fine Mess: A Global Quest for a Simpler, Fairer, and More Efficient Tax System”.
Supported by Dr. Charles and Sherri Karaian and Urban Enhancement Trust Fund