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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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10.1093/oso/9780199609222.003.0008
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University of Oxford
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HUMS
Department:
Philosophy Faculty
Oxford college:
Corpus Christi College
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0000-0003-3624-7980

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Pages:
124-146
Series:
Engaging Philosophy
Host title:
Taxation: Philosophical Perspectives
Chapter number:
7
Place of publication:
Oxford
Publication date:
2018-08-07
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833625
ISBN:
9780199609222
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English
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2018-04-05

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