Taxation With Representation –
The Politics of Economics


Taxation With Representation is a flexible, cross-curricular, model legislature-based simulation that’s designed to be used in both economics and government/civics classes. It focuses on the interplay between taxes and politics. Students draft tax bills, argue them in committees and in the full House or Senate where they are required to produce one compromise bill. Along the way, your students learn about the U.S. tax system, Democratic and Republican tax agendas, political pressure and how politics affects what economic measures get passed.