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Do tax cuts stimulate the economy? - Jonathan Smith


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In 1981, the US economy was struggling: unemployment rates were climbing and inflation had peaked at an all-time high. To combat these issues, President Reagan introduced a number of economic policies, including tax cuts for large corporations and high-income earners. But did these policies actually stimulate economic growth or improve circumstances for Americans? Jonathan Smith investigates.

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Meet The Creators

  • Educator Jonathan Smith
  • Director Gavin Edwards, Movult
  • Narrator Addison Anderson
  • Animator Movult
  • Art Director Movult
  • Sound Designer Cem Misirlioglu
  • Director of Production Gerta Xhelo
  • Editorial Director Alex Rosenthal
  • Producer Bethany Cutmore-Scott
  • Editorial Producer Elizabeth Cox

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