David Cay Johnston's "How Did We Get Here?"

In this four-part economic history series, Pulitzer prize winning journalist and best-selling author David Cay Johnston traces modern day economic principles to their humble beginnings - thousands of years ago.  

  • Part One 

    David Cay Johnston explores how the inauguration of a new President, who calls for shifting more of the nation’s tax burden to the rich, is connected to a long-lasting debate in ancient Athens over wealth and society.

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    David Cay Johnston examines the difference between progressive and regressive taxation, and traces philosophic thought on the “best” tax system through the centuries.

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    David Cay Johnston puts a new spin on modern day credit and tax reform, by sharing an ancient Egyptian story about money and power

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    David Cay Johnston tells another ancient tale, The Eloquent Peasant. The fable focuses on creating stability in a society where there is a vast difference in wealth between the rich and poor.

     

     

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