Public Education and Democracy in a Simple Model of Persistent Inequality
The paper introduces public education fiÃƒï¿½Ã¯Â¿Â½nanced by linear taxation into a standard model of persistent inequality. It obtains the straightforward conclusion that agents with income above the average will prefer a positive tax rate. This implies a majority of agents supporting the introduction of public education suggesting that democracy is necessary and sufficient condition for redistribution.
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