Fair Share: How a Wealth Tax and Progressive Taxation Can Create Equity

Date & Time
April 20, 2021 12:00 am

Runaway income and wealth inequality have amplified racial and gender wealth gaps, produced distorted and unfair economic outcomes, and constrained our societal potential.

A just, effective, and popular antidote: progressive taxation.
Over three years after the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, and with Congress now considering corporate tax increases, what does the current policy and political landscape look like? How should we design a wealth tax, and how would it interact with the existing US tax code? And how can we prevent tax avoidance among the nation’s wealthiest people?

Join us for a conversation about the economic and social benefits of progressive taxation and the path forward with opening remarks by Senator Elizabeth Warren.

 

Panel Featuring:

Amanda Fischer
Policy Director at the Washington Center for Equitable Growth

Darrick Hamilton
Roosevelt Institute Fellow
University Professor and Founding Director of Institute for the Study of Race,
Stratification and Political Economy at The New School

Lindsay Owens | Moderator
Roosevelt Institute Fellow
Interim Executive Director at the Groundwork Collaborative

Kitty Richards
Roosevelt Institute Fellow
Strategic Advisor at the Groundwork Collaborative