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Chodorow interviewed on CNN Radio
was interviewed on CNN Radio on Saturday, Dec. 3, in a segment about the Bible and taxation entitled, “WWJD……about taxes.”
The current debate in Washington, D.C., regarding whether the wealthy should pay more in taxes is a question that actually goes back to the Bible. In the interview, Chodorow recounted a referendum in Alabama a few years ago to change the tax system so that the wealthy paid more.
“One critic of the reform said, and I’m quoting here, ‘God imposes a flat income tax, or tithe, so it must be fair,’ ” Chodorow told CNN. “ ‘If people do not pay the same tax rate, then obviously the rates must be arbitrary and capricious,’ the critic went on to say.”
Chodorow also said that when people look to the Bible for guidance on tax policy, they’re really looking for values and fairness.
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Chodorow, Associate Dean for Innovative Ventures, specializes in tax, administrative and regulatory law. He teaches a variety of tax courses, as well as a course in business organizations. Chodorow’s research focuses on religious taxation and a variety of contemporary tax issues, such as the taxability of virtual income.