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The benefit and sacrifice principles of taxation: A synthesis

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  • Jon R. Neill

    (Department of Economics, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI 49008, USA)

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    The implications of equal sacrifice taxation have only been pursued in a very narrow context. This note applies this principle to the problem of levying taxes to provide public goods. Its purpose is to determine how taxes used to finance public goods must be structured in order to benefit each agent equally. This tax structure may be viewed as a benchmark against which to compare tax regimes with redistributive intent.

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    Article provided by Springer in its journal Social Choice and Welfare.

    Volume (Year): 17 (2000)
    Issue (Month): 1 ()
    Pages: 117-124

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    Handle: RePEc:spr:sochwe:v:17:y:2000:i:1:p:117-124

    Note: Received: 10 April 1997/Accepted: 16 November 1998
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    Cited by:
    1. Wolfgang Buchholz & Wolfgang Peters, 2007. "Equal Sacrifice and Fair Burden Sharing in a Public Goods Economy," CESifo Working Paper Series 1997, CESifo Group Munich.

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