Saturday June 15, 2019 Public Policy from a Constitutional Viewpoint – TAXES


Public Policy from a Constitutional Viewpoint

Lecture 10 “Taxes”​

Date and Time: Saturday June 15, 2019 | 9:30 am to 12 noon

Location: 799 Roswell Street Marietta, Georgia (2 blocks west of the “Big Chicken”)

Lecturer: Michael J. Clark, Assistant Professor of Economics, Hillsdale College (Video)

The current U.S. tax code is more than 1 million words in length, and it changes almost daily—over 5,000 times from 2001 to 2010. Because it is so voluminous and changeable, it places a large economic burden on American citizens. It also encourages cronyism, which is a threat to free enterprise and to a free society.

Hosted locally by: Jim Jess,  Franklin Roundtable Vice Chair

We take periodic discussion breaks from the video as well as a free coffee and donuts break mid-way through..

There is no fee, but donations are greatly appreciated.

While we encourage everyone to attend every lecture in this series  however there is no requirement to attend them all. Come whenever you can make it.


Thomas Jefferson – letter to Joseph Milligan — 1816

“To take from one, because it is thought his own industry and that of his fathers has acquired too much, in order to spare to others, who, or whose fathers, have not exercised equal industry and skill, is to violate arbitrarily the first principle of association, the guarantee to everyone the free exercise of his industry and the fruits acquired by it.”