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Beggar Your Neighbour (Or Why You Do Want to Pay your Taxes)

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This paper looks at moral justifications for funding welfare benefits through general taxation rather than seeking to support it through charitable giving. That is, the parties to the debate are assumed to accept the moral imperative to support the destitute, and the political question is whether there is any requirement to do so through taxation. The chapter explores parallels between begging and the raising of charitable donations, highlighting not only the costs of begging on supplicants, ...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted Manuscript

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Humanities Division
Department:
Philosophy
Oxford college:
Corpus Christi College
ORCID:
0000-0003-3624-7980
Munoz-Darde, V More by this author

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Publisher:
Oxford University Press Publisher's website
Pages:
124-146
Series:
Engaging Philosophy
Host title:
Taxation: Philosophical Perspectives
Publication date:
2018-08-07
Pubs id:
pubs:833625
URN:
uri:1208f05e-c209-448b-a3fe-c6f242d197f6
UUID:
uuid:1208f05e-c209-448b-a3fe-c6f242d197f6
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pubs:833625
ISBN:
9780199609222

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