March 9, 2012 09:59 Age: 2 yrs

Brown Visits PBS “Need to Know” Show for Panel on Tax Reform

Emory Law Professor Dorothy Brown is one of four panelists on a PBS “Need to Know” discussion of tax reform scheduled to air today, March 9. The show, a 20-minute discussion moderated by host Ray Suarez, will be broadcast locally at 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday, March 10, on Georgia Public Broadcasting.

Brown joins former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer, Fiscal Times’ columnist Bruce Bartlett and Cato Institute Senior Fellow Dan Mitchell.

The panelists discuss how to simplify the United States’ tax code and make it fairer while increasing revenue and not stifling job creation. Brown specializes in federal tax law and critical race theory and is known for her work examining the racial implications of federal tax policy. 

“Our tax code has been described as a morass of different rates, deductions, loopholes, and subsidies that is different depending on each individual taxpayers situation,” reads the show’s site. “Homeowners are treated differently than renters; high earners are paying lower rates, in some cases, than middle-class Americans. And, on top of that, the nation faced a $1.3 trillion deficit last year.”

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Professor Brown’s profile

 

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