Proud to pay taxes

U.S. 1040A Individual Income Tax forms are seen at a U.S. Post office in New York April 15, 2010. April 15 is the deadline for filing taxes in the United States. REUTERS/Mike Segar (UNITED STATES - Tags: BUSINESS) - RTR2CUPG

Vanessa Williamson, fellow in Governance Studies, explains why the civic commitment of tax paying makes Americans proud and how misinformation about the tax system can negatively influence public perception of taxes.

Also, brought to you by the Brookings Creative Lab “Unpacked” series, George Ingram, senior fellow in Global Economy and Development, breaks down the myths surrounding U.S. foreign aid and explains how providing international aid acts as an investment in making the world more stable and economically prosperous.

Show notes:

Read My Lips: Why Americans Are Proud to Pay Taxes

What does the ACA repeal fight tell us about the upcoming battle over tax reform?

Are your taxes “fair”?

Myths about U.S. foreign aid

Rethinking how to reduce state fragility

Ways to listen to this episode:

Thanks to audio producer Gaston Reboredo and producer Vanessa Sauter, and also thanks for additional support from Eric Abalahin, Jessica Pavone, Nawal Atallah, Kelly Russo, and Rebecca Viser.

Subscribe to Brookings podcasts here or on iTunes, send feedback email to [email protected], and follow us and tweet us at @policypodcasts on Twitter.

The Brookings Cafeteria is a part of the Brookings Podcast Network.