The Health of Democracy:
March 25, 2015
First Parish Church
1446 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138
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Cambridge Forum welcomes historian COLIN GORDON and former president of the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation MICHAEL WIDMER for a discussion on how tax policy can support or lessen economic inequality.
Taxes! Nobody likes taxes, but they have, famously, been called the price we pay for civilization. Since the earliest days of the Republic, taxes have played a controversial part in our democracy and the ideal of equality that underlies it. During previous eras of great economic inequality, government programs attempted to level the playing field. What can citizens do to spur a more equitable distribution of wealth today?
Walking from the Harvard Square T station: 2 minutes
As you exit the station, cross Mass. Ave. and look for the newsstand called Crimson Corner. Turn right and proceed north along Mass. Ave. going toward the Cambridge Common. You will pass the Harvard Coop, Bank of America, and CVS. The First Parish Church is located at the corner of Mass. Ave. and Church St. Please enter through the front door of the church.
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