"A Fine Mess: A Global Quest for a Simpler, Fairer, and More Efficient Tax System"

Apr 19, 2017

On today's StudioTulsa -- that is, on Tax Day 2017 -- we are joined by T.R. Reid, a longtime correspondent for The Washington Post and bestselling nonfiction author, for a discussion of his new book, "A Fine Mess: A Global Quest for a Simpler, Fairer, and More Efficient Tax System." As was noted of this accessible study in a starred review in Kirkus: "An exploration of the absurd complexity of the American tax system and an astute comparison to many examples of simpler, effective tax collection by other governments around the world.  Throughout his well-reported, clearly written exposé of United States tax policy, [Reid] reveals the follies of the concept of American exceptionalism and the misguided pride of presidents, members of Congress, and Internal Revenue Service commissioners.... Though Reid's topic may be anathema to many readers, he makes it relentlessly revelatory and simple to understand."