This Company Helps You Understand Where Your Local Tax Dollars Go — Meet ClearGov
Andy X. Vargas

Great article, Andy. Thanks for posting this. I happen to teach in Stoneham, so the example was especially a propos for me! Let’s chat about what it would take to get Haverhill to use ClearGov. The quote from Einstein is perfect for making your point: if ClearGov can help clarify the value of our tax dollars, then it will be critical for convincing citizens of the value of taxation. I think of George Lakoff’s book Don’t Think of an Elephant!: Know Your Values and Frame the Debate — The Essential Guide for Progressives, in which they argue for thinking of taxes as paying our dues rather than as a “burden.”

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