The Prosperity Tax

The Prosperity Tax

An Idea for the 21st Century
February 5, 2023
Featuring:
David Cay Johnston
Tax expert, journalist and author

Award winning investigative journalist, author and tax system expert David Cay Johnston returns to the Forum to tell us about today’s tax system and how it should be reformed for the 21st Century.

Moderated by: Evan Dawson

Now that a new year has arrived, so too has the agony of filing your personal income taxes. David Cay Johnston has spent a lifetime studying, investigating and explaining the intricacies of the U.S. tax system in terms we all can understand. In doing so, he has exposed outrageous tax dodges, cheaters and just how our political system has enabled the most wealthy among us to pay little or no taxes at all.

Reflecting on this lifetime of learning, Johnston has devised a new “Prosperity Tax” that would completely replace our illogical, unfair and extraordinarily complex federal tax system. In this talk moderated by WXXI Connections host Evan Dawson, he will explain this alternative system to us and answer your questions.

Moderated by: Evan Dawson

Now that a new year has arrived, so too has the agony of filing your personal income taxes. David Cay Johnston has spent a lifetime studying, investigating and explaining the intricacies of the U.S. tax system in terms we all can understand. In doing so, he has exposed outrageous tax dodges, cheaters and just how our political system has enabled the most wealthy among us to pay little or no taxes at all.

Reflecting on this lifetime of learning, Johnston has devised a new “Prosperity Tax” that would completely replace our illogical, unfair and extraordinarily complex federal tax system. In this talk moderated by WXXI Connections host Evan Dawson, he will explain this alternative system to us and answer your questions.

About David Cay Johnston:

David Cay Johnston is a Pulitzer Prize–winning investigative reporter and bestselling author of The Making of Donald Trump and It’s Even Worse Than You Think. He has lectured on economics, journalism, and tax policy on every continent except Antarctica and is a former president of Investigative Reporters & Editors (IRE). Johnston has been a frequent guest on MSNBC, CNN, the BBC, ABC World News Tonight, Democracy Now!, and NPR’s Morning Edition, among other shows, and was a consultant for the Netflix series House of Cards.

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