Why the American Tax System is Such a Mess

On paper, at least, the American tax code is one of the most progressive in the world. In reality, it's deeply unfair and inefficient. On this episode, Adam and Cameron discuss how it got this way and how it compares to the systems of other countries. Also, to mark Easter Sunday, Cameron and Adam discuss the financial state of the Catholic Church. Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

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Foreign Policy economics columnist Adam Tooze, a history professor and a popular author, is encyclopedic about basically everything: from the COVID shutdown, to climate change, to pasta sauce. On our new podcast, Tooze and FP deputy editor Cameron Abadi will look at two data points each week that explain the world: one drawn from the week’s headlines and the other from just about anywhere else Tooze takes us. Check out Adam Tooze’s column at https://foreignpolicy.com/author/adam-tooze/. Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.