Join Dr. Matt Harris for a discussion of A Fine Mess: A Global Quest for a Simpler, Fairer and More Efficient Tax System by T. R. Reid at noon on Wednesday, June 27 in the East Tennessee History Center auditorium. Bring your lunch or pick up something downtown. Drinks are available for fifty cents. Reading the book is optional.
"Just about every economist and political figure in America agrees these days that our tax code has to be reformed," the author says. Believing we have reached a breaking point, Reid travels around the globe visiting countries like Estonia, New Zealand and United Kingdom to investigate how others tax their residents. Ultimately, he affirms his belief that the United States is capable of a radical reform for a "fairer, simpler and more efficient" tax system.
Harris is an assistant professor in the University of Tennessee Department of Economics and a research assistant professor in the Boyd Center for Business and Economic Research. He is the inaugural recipient of the Michael Stahl PEMBA Faculty Research Fellowship. Although Harris is primarily a health and labor economist, his work on police militarization was featured by the Wall Street Journal, The Economist, and National Public Radio. Harris serves on the Economic Advisory Council for the Tennessee Department of Health.
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