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Wednesday, May 15, 2013

AEI: Tax Policy and the Nobel Prize

AEIAmerican Enterprise Institute Podcast:   Tax Policy and the Nobel Prize:

What will you do with your Nobel Prize Money? On the latest episode of Banter, AEI economist Aparna Mathur discusses the tax policy surrounding academic, scientific, and philanthropic prize winnings. America is the only country that taxes these earnings and as a result, many give their winnings to charity. Should these winners, who’ve contributed so much to society already, be allowed to keep the fruits of their labor or should they be encouraged to contribute to further social good? Plus, Stu and Andrew play a round of “guess the feminist critique.”

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The answer is to be found in the wording of the question: "the fruits of their labor"

Posted by: GSo | May 16, 2013 3:26:12 AM