Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. called taxes “the price we pay for civilization.” In the latest Returns on Investment podcast, our regular roundtable goes even further: how can the tax code be used to nudge investments toward a future we’d all want to live in?
“You have a leadership that can’t think beyond ‘less taxes,’” says Imogen Rose-Smith, an investment fellow with the University of California. Which makes it all the more important to break out of such narrow confines with smart – dare we say bipartisan? – ideas.
“We should reframe taxes as the investment we make in that commons in which we can then all prosper and thrive,” I offer, naively, in the discussion. “Your business grows up in a milieu that allows it to succeed, and you pay some of that forward so that can keep happening.”
Source: Returns on Investment
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