SPENDING, TAXES, AND THE ROLE OF GOVERNMENT

An interview with Columbia University Professor Marc Lamont Hill begins the clip and presents the perceived need for government spending. He advocates that government must provide national defense, housing, health care, and education. A long list of specific taxes that Americans pay is highlighted with interactive graphics. Arthur Brooks is interviewed at the end of the clip; he warns about changing America from a “maker nation” to a “taker nation.”
SEGMENT 14 / MECA DVD

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