- Are rich executives paying a lower tax rate than their secretaries?
What's become known as the "Buffett Rule," has stirred controversy about the taxes paid by the rich, the middle class and the poor. A tax expert from the Tax Policy Center answers questions about what the data really show.11:00 a.m.
Joe Rosenberg: Research Associate, Tax Policy Center in Washington. Urban Institute and Brookings Institution.
- 50th anniversary of the Peace Corps
Congress passed the Peace Corps Act ON Sept. 22, 1961. Four Peace Corps volunteers shared their experiences in a panel discussion at the Kennedy Library in Boston. The moderator was Stanley Meisler, author of "When the World Calls: The Inside Story of the Peace Corps and its First Fifty Years."12:00 p.m.
Stanley Meisler: Author, "When the World Calls: The Inside Story of the Peace Corps and its First Fifty Years." Longtime foreign correspondent for the Los Angeles Times and author of other prominent books and articles.
Joe Kennedy III: Peace Corps volunteer (Dominican Republic 2004-2006) Grandson of former US Senator and Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy. Cape & Islands assistant district attorney, in Massachusetts.
Elaine Jones: Civil rights leader and attorney. Peace Corps volunteer (one of the first African-Americans to serve in Turkey). First female director-counsel and president of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. Now retired.
Sarah Chayes: Peace Corps volunteer (Morocco). Award-winning former reporter for National Public Radio and the Christian Science Monitor. Has lived in Afghanistan since 2002.
Paul Theroux: Peace Corps volunteer (1963 Malawi), travel writer and novelist. Author of dozens of books, his best known "The Great Railway Bazaar."
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