Forbes put together this slideshow of What The 25 Top U.S. Companies Pay In Taxes. You may or may not be surprised that many of them pay lower effective tax rates than you do as an individual. Here's the short version if you don't want to watch the slideshow.
These top videos on contemporary macroeconomics explain the basics of economic theory, monetary theory, and the root causes of the current economic crisis. You will learn more about why our country is on the wrong track by watching just a few of these videos than you could learn from years of academic study or political research.
Be warned: the rabbit-hole is deep! Don't swallow the red pill unless you want your eyes to be opened!
#1 Money as Debt (47 min)
This illustrates how our system of fiat currency and fractional reserve banking works in simple terms. A shockingly simple explanation of how our monetary system enslaves us to central bankers who engage in legalized counterfeiting.