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Taxes Lesson 3: Policy Options

The slides will advance themselves on a timer, but you can use the controls at the bottom to pause, skip ahead, or repeat something. Make sure to wait on the fourth slide to watch Oxfam America’s video on the Robin Hood Tax.


In this lesson, you will learn about the need for tax policies to raise a reasonable amount of revenue. You will watch a short video from Oxfam America explaining the idea behind the Financial Speculation Tax—reducing dangerous financial market speculation while encouraging longer-term, productive investment. Following the video, you will see the discrepancy between individual and corporate tax rates, as well as the need to reform certain tax loopholes and subsidies that unfairly benefit large corporations.