Usually, just a vague mention of taxes already makes most of us twist our noses in despair, but today's ghU showed us that the concept is much more important than it seems at a first glance.
How should the tax burden be distributed? Should citizens with higher incomes contribute more, or is an equal tax rate to all income levels the ideal policy? Should major corporations contribute more than small businesses? What about non-citizens? What is the role of social justice in this debate?
Discussion goes on as we think about the allocation of resources. How much of our taxpayer money should go to healthcare, or education? What about defense, or protection of the environment? How can our own opinions translate into our notions of the government's role in our lives?
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This was our last ghU discussion before summer, and we are excited about what the new academic year brings to GlobeMed. If you would like to learn more about topics like this, follow us on social media and go to our interest meetings in September!