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Rational Model of Crime

by Jadrian

Skyler speaks to Ted Beneke (her boss) about some underreported income, which she found while analyzing the company's accounting records. Initially, Ted labels this as an accounting error, but soon admits to underreporting income in an n attempt to avoid paying more in income taxes. From this conversation, it's clear that Ted purposefully engages in this illegal activity by taking into account the costs and benefits of his decisions. The scene is also useful for discussing the decline in tax receipts during a recession as well as its potential causes. Skyler also has to way the costs and benefits of reporting her boss to the IRS.

Breaking Bad: Faulty Accounting

Skyler uncovers fraudulent accounting practices

from Breaking Bad (2009)
Creator: Vince Gilligan
Distributor: HBO
Posted by Jadrian