Jocelyn Shadforth ’88 pointed out that our classmate Joe Thorndike had an op-ed in the New York Times.

With tax returns due today, we hear the usual complaints about the onerous tax system and the hassle of filing taxes. Certainly the tax code is incredibly complicated, but in fact filing taxes is too easy, not too hard. With paid preparers and sophisticated software, most Americans are protected from grappling with the worst features of the modern tax system. This may seem like a good thing, but it comes at a steep price.

Joe wants it to be harder for us to do our taxes? Say it ain’t so!

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