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Federal Income Tax
Panelists talked about the history of the federal income tax, which was enabled by the ratification of the Sixteenth Amendment one hundred years previously. They also discussed proposals for replacing and changing the income tax system.323 views
“Happy Anniversary? 100 Years of the Federal Income Tax” was a forum at the Urban Institute.
Book Discussion on Learning to Love Form 1040
Duke University professor Lawrence Zelenak talked about his book, Learning to Love Form 1040: Two Cheers for the Return-Based Mass Income Tax, in which he looks at the history of mass-based federal income tax and discusses why our process of paying taxes, once viewed as a matter of civic duty, is now largely viewed in negative terms. He also talked about ways to make paying taxes a means to increasing fiscal citizenship in the country. This interview, part of Book TV’s College Series, took place at the Washington Duke Inn on the campus of Duke University.378 views