Death and Taxes

On Monday, November 28th at 8:00 PM EST, the Roosevelt Institute at Wheaton College will welcome Former Governor Michael Dukakis to join a panel discussion with Professor Jay Goodman and Steve Poftak, director of the Conservative Pioneer Institute, in the May Room of Mary Lyon Hall. They will discuss the merits of various forms of taxation, the emerging role the Occupy movement in the national debate, as well as their views on the role that the taxation discourse will have in the 2012 election. Refreshments will be served.

With the onset of the Great Recession, and the rise of the Tea Party and Occupy movements, the conversation of tax policy has once again risen to the fore of political debate. It is that context that the Roosevelt Institute has the privilege of welcoming such distinguished guests.

Gov. Dukakis, as the former Governor of Massachusetts for twelve years, understands the role and weight that tax policy holds in decision-making and in governing. Dukakis has been a professor of political science at Northeastern since 1991. Steve Poftak represents the Pioneer Institute, a conservative think tank based in Massachusetts, and has experience in public policy debates on Beacon Hill.