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Rethinking wealth and taxes : inequality, globalization and capital income / Geoffrey Poitras

By: Resource type: Ressourcentyp: Buch (Online)Book (Online)Language: English Series: Rethinking Economics seriesPublisher: Cheltenham, UK ; Northampton, MA : Edward Elgar Publishing, 2020Description: 1 Online-Ressource (viii, 252 Seiten)ISBN:
  • 9781839106156
Subject(s): Additional physical formats: 9781839106149 | Erscheint auch als: 9781839106149(hardback) LOC classification:
  • HJ4653.R6
DOI: DOI: 10.4337/9781839106156Online resources: Summary: Contents: Introduction: Wealth and taxes -- Part I. The wealthy and state revenue generation -- 1. Defining wealth and taxes on the wealthy -- 2. Raising government revenue -- 3. State revenue from antiquity to the modern income tax -- Part II. Rethinking taxation of the wealthy -- 4. Public economics of taxing the wealthy -- 5. Taxing the wealthy across jurisdictions -- 6. Reforming taxes on equity capital -- references -- Index.Summary: "Taxes on the wealthy are a topic sure to incite venomous rants from both right-wing and left-wing ideologues. The topic attracts conflicting interpretations and policy recommendations, and generates proposals for tax reform that consume political debate. All this activity takes place against an opaque backdrop of empirical evidence dealing with the distribution of wealth and income, and tax avoidance and tax evasion by corporations and wealthy individuals. Rethinking Wealth and Taxes explores these problems and considers the possibilities for increasing taxes on wealth to address the increasingly unequal distribution of wealth, and income. Concerned with exploring the implications of globalization for government revenue policy and increasing inequality in wealth and income, it identifies the connection between ongoing inequality and the ability of the wealthy to avoid income taxes by exploiting differential treatment of capital income and wage income. The author explores the various ways in which the emergence of globalization has impacted the traditional national model of raising income tax revenue. He then offers policy recommendations that shift government revenue sources to taxes that are difficult for the wealthy to avoid and that better capture the goals of vertical and horizontal tax equity. This book will appeal to those directly involved in industry and public policy and may be used in university courses at all levels in public finance, financial economics, actuarial science and management. It will also be of interest to research libraries, individuals working in government and readers in the general public curious about topics such as 'the one percent'"--PPN: PPN: 1727513193Package identifier: Produktsigel: ZDB-1-EWE | ZDB-1-EEM | ZDB-77-ECE | ZDB-77-EEC
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