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Planning for Our Future: The Contribution of Simplifying Models to Conceptualizing Budgets and Taxes

This report presents "Forward Exchange" as an explanatory metaphor that prompts people to think about public budgets and taxes in new ways.
August 11, 2010

This report presents “Forward Exchange” as an explanatory metaphor that helps people reason about the connection between budgets and taxes. It also reports, step by step, the research process undertaken to arrive at this conclusion.