April 16 - Unlike People Corporations Don't Pay Taxes; Europe Again at the Brink; Mormonism's Egalitarian Classless Utopian Roots

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On this day before taxes are due, we begin with a comparison of what people pay in terms of personal income tax with what corporations pay. Scott Klinger, the Tax Policy Director of Business For Shared Prosperity joins us. He has an article at The Nation, “Six Rigged Rules Corporations Use to Dodge Taxes”. klinger

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Then we revisit the European debt crisis that many thought had been dealt with but Spain is now facing unsustainable borrowing costs as unemployment soars to Great Depression levels and youth unemployment remains at over 50%. Economist Stephany Griffith Jones joins us to discuss what Nobel Economist Joe Stiglitz refers to as “Europe’s Economic Suicide Pact”. She is the Financial Markets Program Director at the Initiative for Policy Dialogue at Columbia University.

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Then finally we will speak about Mitt Romney’s Mormon faith and its egalitarian, classless utopian roots. Troy Williams, the Executive Producer of RadioActive, a progressive talk show on KRCL-FM in Salt Lake City joins us to discuss his article at Salon “When Mormons Were Socialists”.

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