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The Power to Tax: A Lecture of Hayek

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  • Fernando Estrada

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    (Centro de Investigaciones y Proyectos Especiales CIPE, Universidad Externado de Colombia - Facultad de Finanzas, Gobierno y Relaciones Internacionales, Bogotá)

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This article describes the argumentative structure of Hayek on the relationship between power to tax and redistribution. It is observed throughout its work giving special attention to two works: The Constitution of Liberty (1959) and Law, Legislation and Liberty, vol3; The Political Order of Free People (1979). Hayek describes one of the arguments most complete information about progressive tax systems (progressive tax), PT. According to the author the history of the tax progressive system, works against such a tax model and deploys a variety of arguments in his favourite spot by critics: liberal democracy.

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Article provided by Weissberg Publishing in its journal Economic Research Guardian.

Volume (Year): 1 (2011)
Issue (Month): 1 (September)
Pages: 2-14

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Handle: RePEc:wei:journl:v:1:y:2011:i:1:p:2-14

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Keywords: Power to Tax; Redistribution; Government; Progressive Tax; Democracy; Hayek;

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