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Taxing the Rich: A History of Fiscal Fairness in the United States and Europe By Kenneth Scheve David Stasavage,

  • Title: Taxing the Rich: A History of Fiscal Fairness in the United States and Europe
  • Author: Kenneth Scheve David Stasavage
  • ISBN: 9780691165455
  • Page: 150
  • Format: Hardcover
  • In today s social climate of acknowledged and growing inequality, why are there not greater efforts to tax the rich In this wide ranging and provocative book, Kenneth Scheve and David Stasavage ask when and why countries tax their wealthiest citizens and their answers may surprise you.Taxing the Rich draws on unparalleled evidence from twenty countries over the last twoIn today s social climate of acknowledged and growing inequality, why are there not greater efforts to tax the rich In this wide ranging and provocative book, Kenneth Scheve and David Stasavage ask when and why countries tax their wealthiest citizens and their answers may surprise you.Taxing the Rich draws on unparalleled evidence from twenty countries over the last two centuries to provide the broadest and most in depth history of progressive taxation available Scheve and Stasavage explore the intellectual and political debates surrounding the taxation of the wealthy while also providing the most detailed examination to date of when taxes have been levied against the rich and when they haven t Fairness in debates about taxing the rich has depended on different views of what it means to treat people as equals and whether taxing the rich advances or undermines this norm Scheve and Stasavage argue that governments don t tax the rich just because inequality is high or rising they do it when people believe that such taxes compensate for the state unfairly privileging the wealthy Progressive taxation saw its heyday in the twentieth century, when compensatory arguments for taxing the rich focused on unequal sacrifice in mass warfare Today, as technology gives rise to wars of limited mobilization, such arguments are no longer persuasive.Taxing the Rich shows how the future of tax reform will depend on whether political and economic conditions allow for new compensatory arguments to be made.
    Taxing the Rich A History of Fiscal Fairness in the United States and Europe In today s social climate of acknowledged and growing inequality why are there not greater efforts to tax the rich In this wide ranging and provocative book Kenneth Scheve and David Stasavage ask wh

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    1. A strange thing happened to me with this book I thought I was looking at a study of the political economy of taxation that balanced major theoretical arguments with a rich long term longitudinal data set that can help in answering outstanding issues by reference to data analysis results I got some of that, of course, but I also found out that World War 1 and World War 2 figured into tax policies throughout the west and that our current situation needs to account for this Political economy and mo [...]

    2. Se trata de un excelente resumen de la investigaci n acad mica de los autores y de otros investigadores sobre los determinantes de las tasas impositivas con las que se grava a las personas de mayores ingresos en una sociedad La investigaci n se basa en una s lida base de estudios emp ricos primordialmente estudios de diferencias en diferencias y tiene como pregunta de investigaci n identificar el principal determinante del nivel de las tasas impositivas para los m s ricos en el siglo XX en un co [...]

    3. Taxes are a charged subject, even so perhaps when they concern the rich When you ask people whether the rich should pay taxes, you usually get either a resounding no or a convinced yet, depending on how much money they have in their bank account Either way, governments are usually reluctant to tax the rich Why In this book, Scheve and Stasavage explore the way governments have taxed the rich in the US and Europe over the past two centuries They examine all the different arguments advanced thro [...]

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