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The Cyprus crisis in the mirror: the ‘small deposit tax’ as historical faux-pas

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  • Fischer, Justina A.V.

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Taxing small deposits used to be a taboo in European politics – but why? This contribution re-assesses the protection of small deposits from an angle that has not received much attention in the current debate: the politico-philosophical, ordo-liberal, and social-political perspectives, arguing that protection of the ordinary saver is a fundament of our civil societies.

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  • Fischer, Justina A.V., 2013. "The Cyprus crisis in the mirror: the ‘small deposit tax’ as historical faux-pas," MPRA Paper 45652, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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    1. Fischer, Justina A.V., 2012. "Globalization and Political Trust," Papers 285, World Trade Institute.
    2. Mueller,Dennis C., 2003. "Public Choice III," Cambridge Books, Cambridge University Press, number 9780521894753, March.
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    1. What is an ordinary saver?
      by Economic Logician in Economic Logic on 2013-04-19 19:34:00

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    1. Fischer, Justina A.V., 2013. "Der Euro – ein Projekt ohne Zukunft? Ein Plädoyer für europäische Solidarität und Toleranz
      [The Euro - a Project without Future? Calling for European Solidarity and Tolerance]
      ," MPRA Paper 46944, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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    Keywords

    Eurocrisis; Cyprus; financial markets; banking sector; market power; market failure; Hobbes; Locke; Rawls; social contract; trust; rule of law; social capital; democracy;

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    • F42 - International Economics - - Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance - - - International Policy Coordination and Transmission
    • F68 - International Economics - - Economic Impacts of Globalization - - - Policy
    • G18 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Government Policy and Regulation
    • Z1 - Other Special Topics - - Cultural Economics

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