Are Higher Taxes the 'Price of Civilization?'

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Are Higher Taxes the 'Price of Civilization?'Democrats, Republicans, Tea Partiers and Wall Street Occupiers all agree that America needs more jobs, but they don't agree on how to create them. Republican presidential candidates will stage another debate in Las Vegas tomorrow, with most calling for creating jobs by cutting taxes and regulations to free up the private sector. Today, President Obama began a three-day trip to early primary states, calling for a jobs bill to be paid for with higher taxes on the richest Americans. What about taxing the rich, or a national sales tax?  Is government the problem or the solution?

Credits

Guests:
David Leonhardt - New York Times - @DLeonhardt, Jeffrey Sachs - Columbia University, Chrystia Freeland - Canadian Parliament - @cafreeland

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Caitlin Shamberg, Karen Radziner, Sonya Geis