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Public Economics in Action: The Basic Income/Flat Tax Proposal

Public Economics in Action: The Basic Income/Flat Tax Proposal

by Anthony B. AtkinsonAnthony B. Atkinson
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This book surveys recent developments in public economics by studying the proposals for a basic income/flat tax scheme. It discusses various approaches to taxation and presents a framework for a system which would affect both personal income and the social security system, replacing the one by a flat-rate income tax and the other by a guaranteed income. The idea has generated wide interest in a number of countries, and is being actively discussed by a number of political groups. This book explains how these changes would benefit a wide variety of social groups, but asks how a single reform can meet the very different objectives of different supporters.

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ISBN-13: 9780198292166
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 05/08/1997
Series: The Lindahl Lectures
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 184
Sales rank: 1,188,456
Product dimensions: 5.38(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.54(d)
Lexile: 1470L (what's this?)

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