By Helmut P Gaisbauer, Gottfried Schweiger, Clemens Sedmak
This quantity offers philosophical contributions studying questions of the grounding and justification of taxation and forms of taxes akin to inheritance, wealth, intake or source of revenue tax in terms of justice and the concept that of a simply society. The chapters hide different degrees at which the dialogue on taxation and justice happens: at the valuable point, chapters examine the justification and grounding of taxation as such and the position taxation performs and will play within the layout of justice, be it for a simply society or a simply global order. On a extra concrete point, chapters current discussions of those basic reflections in additional intensity and think about varieties of taxation, tax structures and their layout and implementation. On an utilized point, chapters speak about convinced particular taxes, reminiscent of wealth and inheritance taxes, and think about even if a undeniable tax could be favorite and for what purposes in addition to why it's only to focus on convinced forms of resources or source of revenue. ultimately, this quantity includes chapters that debate the crucial factor of foreign and international taxation and their relation to worldwide justice.
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Taxation is a visible expression of this duty of justice. Second, the reduction of tax burdens on those who are poor leaves them with more funds and therefore better opportunities to achieve certain capabilities and functionings. This argument is in favour of progressive taxation which exempts those who are less well-off and burdens more those who are better-off. The reduction of inequalities in income and wealth that is produced by progressive taxation and special taxes on wealth and capital income is a favourable side effect.
Philosophical Explorations of Justice and Taxation: National and Global Issues by Helmut P Gaisbauer, Gottfried Schweiger, Clemens Sedmak