Fairness in Taxation

Author: Allan M. Maslove
Format: PDF
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The papers in this volume explore the idea of distributive justice and fairness in taxation. The collection begins with Head's excellent presentation and analysis of equity in the public finance literature. The other authors, starting from this point, critique and amplify the concept from various philosophical perspectives and academic disciplines.

Tax Fairness and Folk Justice

Author: Steven M. Sheffrin
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521195624
Format: PDF
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Much of the discussion of tax fairness today focuses on distribution - who gets what. But this is too limited a focus. To the average person, tax fairness means something else: primarily receiving benefits commensurate with the taxes one pays, being treated with basic respect by the law and the tax authorities, and respecting legitimate efforts to earn income. The average person is not totally indifferent to inequality, but concerns for redistribution are moderated by the extent to which income and wealth have been perceived to be earned through honest effort. This book demonstrates how an understanding of "folk justice" can deepen our understanding of how tax systems actually work and how they might potentially be reformed.

Tax fairness

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Special Committee on Aging
Publisher: Government Printing Office
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Fairness und Fairplay

Author: Minas Dimitriou
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3658086750
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Die Autorinnen und Autoren dieses Bandes diskutieren die Aktualität und Multiperspektivität des Topos Fairness/Fairplay aus der Sicht unterschiedlicher fachwissenschaftlicher Blickwinkel. Dieser im Bereich des Sports beheimatete Topos hat längst die ursprünglichen Sphären des genuinen sportlichen Rahmens verlassen. So spricht man zum Beispiel von Financial Fair Play im europäischen Fußball, von „Tax-Fair Play“ im Bereich der Steuerpolitik, von Fair Trial im Prozessrecht, oder von sozialer Fairness in Bezug auf ökologische und arbeitsspezifische Prozesse. Fairness/Fairplay als verantwortungsvolle und nachhaltige Handlungsoption wird immer häufiger sowohl zum Thema politischer und medialer Diskurse, als auch zum Gegenstand wissenschaftlicher Auseinandersetzungen.

Global Tax Fairness

Author: Thomas Pogge
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0191038628
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This book addresses sixteen different reform proposals that are urgently needed to correct the fault lines in the international tax system as it exists today, and which deprive both developing and developed countries of critical tax resources. It offers clear and concrete ideas on how the reforms can be achieved and why they are important for a more just and equitable global system to prevail. The key to reducing the tax gap and consequent human rights deficit in poor countries is global financial transparency. Such transparency is essential to curbing illicit financial flows that drain less developed countries of capital and tax revenues, and are an impediment to sustainable development. A major break-through for financial transparency is now within reach. The policy reforms outlined in this book not only advance tax justice but also protect human rights by curtailing illegal activity and making available more resources for development. While the reforms are realistic they require both political and an informed and engaged civil society that can put pressure on governments and policy makers to act.

Moyers on America

Author: Bill Moyer
Publisher: The New Press
ISBN: 1595587810
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Over the years millions of Americans have invited Bill Moyers into their homes. His television programs—covering topics ranging from American history, politics, and religion to the role of media and the world of ideas—have made him one of America’s most recognized and honored journalists. In these pages, Moyers presents, for the first time, a powerful statement of his own personal beliefs—political and moral. Combining illuminating forays into American history with candid comments on today’s politics, Moyers delivers perceptive and trenchant insights into the American experience. From his early years as a Texas journalist to his role as one of the organizers of the Peace Corps, top assistant to President Lyndon Johnson, publisher of Newsday, senior correspondent and analyst for CBS News, and producer of many of public television’s groundbreaking series, Moyers has been actively engaged in some of the most volatile episodes of the past fifty years. Drawing from this practical experience, he demonstrates a unique understanding of how American politics works and an enduring faith in the nation’s promises and possibilities. Whether reflecting on today’s climate of megamedia concentration, rampant corporate scandals, or religious and political upheavals, Moyers on America recovers the hopes of the past to establish their relevance for the present.