Taxation When Consumers Value Freedom
AbstractWe propose that people value not only the goods they consume, but also their freedom, which increases with the number of bundles their budget allows them to buy. We apply this idea to show that citizens may favor proportional taxes over lump-sum taxes, progressive taxes over proportional taxes, quantity rationing over price increases, and fixed fees over prices reflecting marginal production costs.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by California Irvine - School of Social Sciences in its series Papers with number 00-01-31.
Length: 10 pages
Date of creation: 2001
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CONSUMPTION ; BUDGET ; TAXATION ; PRICES;
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