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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

What's a Fair Tax Rate?

Me, at MoneyWatch:

What's a fair tax rate? It depends: How progressive should the U.S. tax system be? Answering this question requires an assumption about what's fair in terms of tax burdens across income groups. But people differ widely on what they consider fair. Therefore, fairness isn't something economic theory can address. Instead, a principle of fairness must be assumed.
For example...

    Posted by on Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at 09:18 AM in Economics, Income Distribution, Taxes | Permalink  Comments (20)


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