Puzzling tax attitudes and labels
We find that through labelling one can significantly affect attitudes towards a tax. The gasoline tax meets a stronger reluctance than virtually the same tax when it is called the CO2 tax on gasoline.
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Volume (Year): 16 (2009)
Issue (Month): 18 ()
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