'An Inconvenient Tax', history of tax discussion Nov. 9

Economics professor John Anderson
Economics professor John Anderson

A free screening of the documentary "An Inconvenient Tax" and a discussion with filmmaker Vincent Vittorio and UNL economics professor John Anderson is 4 p.m., Nov. 9 at the Nebraska Union.

"An Inconvenient Tax" explores the history of the income tax and brings to light the causes of its many complexities. The film follows the tax through wars, economic booms, and some of the most significant presidencies in U.S. history. To help crack the code, the film employs the country's top economic experts, commentators, and political voices. Noam Chomsky, Steve Forbes, Joseph Thorndike, Mike Huckabee, Charles Rossotti, Dave M. Walker, Neal Boortz, Ron Paul, and others discuss not only the problems America faces in the tax code, but also give valuable insights on how to move forward. Finally, the film gives a voice to the creators of several potential tax reform solutions who claim to have found a better way.

Vittorio wrote the documentary, and will be present to discuss the film-making process and his experiences with the making of "An Inconvenient Tax." He founded Life Is My Movie Entertainment in 2001 as an outlet for independent film ventures, and has degrees from the University of Florida in Journalism and Arts. Anderson served as a senior economist with the President's Council of Economic Advisers in Washington, D.C., working with fed chairman Ben Bernanke. In that role he conducted research on tax reform and provided support to the President's Tax Panel, which made recommendations for major reforms of the tax system.

The event is from 4 to 6 p.m. Nov. 9 at the Nebraska Union, and is free and open to the UNL community and public. The event is a co-sponsored by the University of Nebraska Public Policy Center, the College of Arts and Sciences through the Thomas C. Sorensen Policy Seminar Series, College of Business Administration, the Government Liaison Committee of ASUN, and Student Advisory Board of the College of Business Administration.

For more information, go to http://ppc.nebraska.edu/.

More details at: http://go.unl.edu/pc4