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Taxes and Society

HNRS 2033 Sec. 2 - Spring 2018

Assistant Professor Christine Cheng Department of Accounting

Tu Th 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Taxes affect almost everyone, but few know about the fundamental concepts that influence political, business, and individual decisions. This course will cover taxation and its role in society.

Key focus areas:

"Taxes are what we pay for civilized society." Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

Why does T. R. Reid call our current tax system "a fine mess?"

How can politicians and voters use data analytics to make smarter policy decisions?

Who should benefit from tax breaks and other tax-saving policies? Why?


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Fulfills General Education:

English Composition
Social Sciences