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"Tax Rage"


  • Glazer, A.


This paper analyzes the idea that political opposition to a tax increases with two factors: 1) the amount of tax that would be owed if consumers did not reduce their consumption of the taxed good, and 2) the consumer surplus consumers would enjoy in the absence of the tax.

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  • Glazer, A., 1998. ""Tax Rage"," Papers 98-99-08, California Irvine - School of Social Sciences.
  • Handle: RePEc:fth:calirv:98-99-08

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    JEL classification:

    • H20 - Public Economics - - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue - - - General
    • H22 - Public Economics - - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue - - - Incidence
    • D70 - Microeconomics - - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making - - - General


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