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Jun 21 2019 - 09:06 AM
News Cafe Book Collections - Death and Taxes

Death & Taxes


Mid October - Mid November 2017


Curated by Kaitlin Kehnemuyi

Designed by Renata Gaui


Nothing in this world is certain except death and taxes, according to Benjamin Franklin, creator of Poor Richard's Almanac, which references the heaviness of taxes, actual and metaphoric, paid by colonists. In the 21st century, tax reform should be added to the top of that list! Congress is tackling tax reform this fall with an eye towards simplifying the tax code. It's no small task. This cafe collection presents different views of tax reform and government funding, so that we can better understand how taxation affects the way our country is run and impacts out daily lives. 



The Books

  • A Fine Mess – T.R. Reid
  • Capital in the Twenty-First Century – Thomas Piketty, Arthur Goldhammer (Translator)
  • A People’s Guide to the Federal Budget – Mattea Kramer et al
  • Bucking the Deficit: Economic Policymaking In America – G Calvin Mackenzie, & Saranna Thornton
  • Taxing The Rich: A History of Fiscal Fairness in the United States and Europe – Kenneth Scheve & David Stasavage
  • The Hidden Wealth of Nations: The Scourge of Tax Havens – Gabriel Zucman, Teresa Lavender Fagan (translator)
  • The Freedom Agenda: Why a Balanced Budget Amendment is Necessary to Restore Constitutional Government – Mike Lee
  • Red Ink: Inside the High-Stakes Politics of the Federal Budget – David Wessel
  • The Federal Budget: Politics, Policy, Process – Allen Schick
  • The Leading Indicators: A Short History of the Numbers That Rule Our World – Zachary Karabell
  • Death and Taxes – David Dodge
  • Death and Taxes: Hydriotaphia and Other Plays – Tony Kushner
  • Taxes in America: What Everyone Needs to Know(r) – Leonard E. Burman, Joel Slemrod
  • Perfectly Legal: The Covert Campaign to Rig Our Tax System to Benefit the Super Rich--and Cheat Everybody Else – David Cay Johnston
  • Money Changes Everything: How Finance Made Civilization Possible – William Goetzmann 
  • The Benefit and the Burden: Tax Reform - Why We Need it and What it Will Take – Bruce Barlett
  • Showdown at Gucci Gulch: Lawmakers, Lobbyists, and the Unlikley Triumph of Tax Reform – Alan Murray
  • Debt: The First 5,000 Years – David Graeber
  • End the IRS Before it Ends Us: How to Restore Low Tax, High Growth, Wealthy America – Grover Norquist




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