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"A Fine Mess: A Global Quest for a Simpler, Fairer, and More Efficient Tax System"

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Aired on Tuesday, April 18th.

On today's StudioTulsa -- that is, on Tax Day 2017 -- we are joined by T.R. Reid, a longtime correspondent for The Washington Post and bestselling nonfiction author, for a discussion of his new book, "A Fine Mess: A Global Quest for a Simpler, Fairer, and More Efficient Tax System." As was noted of this accessible study in a starred review in Kirkus: "An exploration of the absurd complexity of the American tax system and an astute comparison to many examples of simpler, effective tax collection by other governments around the world.  Throughout his well-reported, clearly written exposé of United States tax policy, [Reid] reveals the follies of the concept of American exceptionalism and the misguided pride of presidents, members of Congress, and Internal Revenue Service commissioners.... Though Reid's topic may be anathema to many readers, he makes it relentlessly revelatory and simple to understand."

Rich Fisher passed through KWGS about thirty years ago, and just never left. Today, he is the general manager of Public Radio Tulsa, and the host of KWGS’s public affairs program, StudioTulsa, which celebrated its twentieth anniversary in August 2012 . As host of StudioTulsa, Rich has conducted roughly four thousand long-form interviews with local, national, and international figures in the arts, humanities, sciences, and government. Very few interviews have gone smoothly. Despite this, he has been honored for his work by several organizations including the Governor's Arts Award for Media by the State Arts Council, a Harwelden Award from the Arts & Humanities Council of Tulsa, and was named one of the “99 Great Things About Oklahoma” in 2000 by Oklahoma Today magazine.
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