The Role of Government and Taxation. An opinion. Watch David Cameron’s talk (14 min.) on http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/eng/david_cameron.html Listen carefully and take detailed notes on D. Cameron’s talk.
Watch David Cameron’s talk (14 min.) on
Listen carefully and take detailed notes on D. Cameron’s talk.
What does the British Prime Minister say about the role of government today and before?
What makes him a good presenter?
a) Three periods in history according to D. Cameron?
b) Reason for each period?
c) According to D. Cameron, the role of the government today is to give people … ?
1. Main idea
The Role of the State: Galbraith vs. Friedman
a)topic sentenceb)supporting sentencesc) one concluding sentence
GRADING: 3 = grade 5 2.5 = grade 4 2 = grade 2 or 3
below 2 = Fail (1)
Group work: Write a verbatim presentation (word by word) on the same topic (use sample presentations in RB: pp.55-58 for guidance)
An essential part of economic freedom is freedom to choose how to use our income ...
Currently, more than 40% of our income is disposed of on our behalf by government at federal, state and local levels combined.
Milton and Rose Friedman
Who pays tax?
Who collects tax and why?
Do all taxpayers pay the same amount of tax?
What is flat in flat tax?
What is redistributed in redistributive taxation?
Is it true that evading tax is much more dangerous than avoiding it?
What happens in Croatia in February?
Use the following words:
MacKenzie (MK) - p.112
Additional reading: http://www.ijf.hr/eng/taxguide/2010.pdf
Business English words
government debt budget deficit loophole
default shadow economy backlog
austerity plan tax revenue exemption
bailout regressive tax compliant
public spending law enforcement underreport
tax evasion tax compliance tax rate
central bank fraud taxpayers
I Which paragraphs fall within the headings below?
II Make one sentence about each part of the text (1-5).