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The Madeleine Brand Show for April 17, 2012




Protesters against American corporate tax loopholes demonstrate outside of the James A. Farley Main Post Office in New York City. Taxes have been more politicized than usual this year due to revelations that some major banks and companies have not had to pay taxes for years despite making millions in profits.
Protesters against American corporate tax loopholes demonstrate outside of the James A. Farley Main Post Office in New York City. Taxes have been more politicized than usual this year due to revelations that some major banks and companies have not had to pay taxes for years despite making millions in profits.
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Taxes ... too low, too high, or just right? Tim Noah of the New Republic and Richard Rahn from the Cato Institute join the show to discuss the future of taxes. Margaret Carlson discusses how Hilary Clinton got so ... cool. Book critic and Libros Schmibros founder David Kipen joins the show to discuss this weekend's LA Times Festival of Books. And it's new music Tuesday, Drew Tewksbury features a new album from African artists Amadou & Mariam, as well as new music from Yann Tiersen of "Amélie" soundtrack fame.