Popular Support For Progressive Taxation
AbstractThe popular support obtained by two parties who propose two qualitatively different tax schernes is analyzed. We show that if the median voter is below the mean, then any progressive proposal always wins over a regressive one, provided it leaves the poorest agent at least as well off as the latter does.
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Length: 16 pages
Date of creation: May 1995
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Majority voting; progressivity;
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