Indirect taxation is superfluous under separability and taste homogeneity: a simple proof
Indirect taxation is of no use when nonlinear income taxation is available in aneconomy where everyone has the same taste for goods: an elementary proof ofthis result, due to Atkinson and Stiglitz (1976), is provided.
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