AbstractThis paper analyzes the idea that political opposition to a tax increases with two factors: 1) the amount of tax that would be owed if consumers did not reduce their consumption of the taxed good, and 2) the consumer surplus consumers would enjoy in the absence of the tax.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by California Irvine - School of Social Sciences in its series Papers with number 98-99-08.
Length: 13 pages
Date of creation: 1998
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TAXATION ; PUBLIC POLICY ; SOCIAL CHOICE;
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