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The myth of ownership: taxes and justice

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The myth of ownership: taxes and justice
Title
The myth of ownership: taxes and justice
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In a capitalist economy, taxes are the most important instrument by which the political system puts into practice a conception of economic and distributive justice. Taxes arouse strong passions, fueled not only by conflicts of economic self-interest, but by conflicting ideas of fairness. In this book, taking as a guiding principle the conventional nature of private property, the authors show how taxes can only be evaluated as part of the overall system of property rights that they help to create. To their opinion, justice or injustice in taxation, can only mean justice or injustice in the system of property rights and entitlements that result from a particular regime. Taking up ethical issues about individual liberty, interpersonal obligation, and both collective and personal responsibility, this book forces us to reconsider how our tax policy shapes our system of property rights. After an introduction (I) the book discusses: (II) traditional criteria of tax equity; (III) economic justice in political theory; (IV) redistribution and public provision; (V) the tax base; (VI) progressivity; (VII) inheritance; (VIII) tax discrimination and (IX) conclusions: politics
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  • Murphy, L
  • Nagel, T
Geographic coverage
International
Index
no index present
Language note
English
Literary form
non fiction
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  • tax policy
  • ability to pay
  • redistribution principle
  • tax base
  • progression
  • inheritance tax
  • discrimination
  • fiscal sociology
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The myth of ownership: taxes and justice
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Publication
Extent
ix, 228 p.
Isbn
9780195176568
Label
The myth of ownership: taxes and justice
Publication
Extent
ix, 228 p.
Isbn
9780195176568

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      Rietlandpark 301, Amsterdam, 1019 DW, NL
      52.37366609999999 4.9336932
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