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David Cay Johnston: How the Super Rich Cheat the Tax System36:19
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Since 1995, New York Times investigative reporter David Cay Johnston has been unbundling the tax breaks and loopholes that make the top 1 percent of Americans obscenely rich.

In his new book "Pefectly Legal," he explains how the rest of us got cheated. The super rich, he says, have further enriched themselves and duped the rest of the country into subsidizing their lavish lifestyles.

Click the "Listen" link to hear David Cay Johnston make the case on why America has a rigged tax system and how it affects the country's way of life and democracy.

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David Cay Johnston, Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter for the New York Times.

This program aired on January 30, 2004.

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