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Evaluating Fuel Tax Equity: Direct and Indirect Distributional Effects

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  • Casler, Stephen D.
  • Rafiqui, Aisha

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Discusses recent proposals by the Clinton Administration that calls for a general tax on all energy products. Along with raising revenue, such a tax has the desirable effects of conservative finite resources, reducing pollution emissions, and reducing dependency on foreign supplies of energy.

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  • Casler, Stephen D. & Rafiqui, Aisha, 1993. "Evaluating Fuel Tax Equity: Direct and Indirect Distributional Effects," National Tax Journal, National Tax Association;National Tax Journal, vol. 46(2), pages 197-205, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:ntj:journl:v:46:y:1993:i:2:p:197-205
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