Economics correspondent Paul Solman explores the question of just how high U.S. tax rates should or shouldn't be and examines the relationship between economic activity and tax rates. It's part of his ongoing reporting series, Making Sen$e of financial news. AIR DATE: Jan. 11, 2012

This video is from the Making Sen$e with Paul Solman video series from PBS. Learn more about these videos and view a listing of the most recent videos we have available.

Key Concepts

Incentive, Investing, Taxation, Federal Budget, Income Tax, Investment, Taxes, Supply-Side Fiscal Policy, Disincentive, Financial Risk

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