Henry George School
P O Box A3603 Chicago 60690 | (312) 450-2906

High Cost of Government Revenue

September 23, 2014

When:
October 17, 2014 @ 6:00 pm
2014-10-17T18:00:00-05:00
2014-10-17T18:30:00-05:00
Where:
Henry George School suite 1207
30 East Adams Street
Chicago, IL 60603
USA
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Bob Jene
312 450 2906
Henry George School photo by Chuck Metalitz

Henry George School photo by Chuck Metalitz

Would Rube Goldberg have been able to design a less straightforward system of funding government than the U S Federal income tax? In this presentation, HGS instructor Bob Jene looks at what it costs to collect this revenue.  The direct cost to the government of operating the Internal Revenue Service is only a small part, as the burden put on the taxpayer, and the diversion of effort from productive uses, should also be considered.

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