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Title Work

Title No: 20579

Title: Why we have taxes: the town that had no policeman

Medium: Moving Image

Original Medium: Film

Date: 1972 (Release)

Original Summary:
"This animated story of a town that needed a policeman to catch a thief introduces the basic concept of taxation. A thief has stole the farmer's tomatoes, the clothesmaker's new suit, the housebuilder's wheelbarrow and the shoemaker's sandals. Everyone agrees that the town needs a policeman, but since the policeman has no goods to sell, how will he earn a living? The clothesmaker thinks of a perfect solution: if everyone in town agrees to give a little bit of his money, the total amount will be enough to pay for a policeman. The simple idea of taxation to accomplish a common goal is born. The film concludes with examples of modern services paid for by taxes." - Summary from the teacher's guide. 

Part of the "Basic Concepts in Social Studies" series.

Countries of Origin: U.S.A.

Duration: 10 min 

Genres: Educational

Subjects: Taxation

ProducerBosustow, Nick
Distribution Company Learning Corporation of America
DirectorMishkin, Lee
Production CompanyStephen Bosustow Productions
Author/Based onWinn, Marie

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4819St. Louis Public Schools educational film library