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The case for a progressive spending tax

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A traditional view of tax that viewed consumption taxes as a way to avoid taxing savings is flawed. A progressive spending tax stands between an income tax, which double-taxes all savings, and a wage tax, which ignores all savings.

A progressive spending tax implements simultaneously two widely held norms about savings: the ordinary-savings norms, which holds that savings for emergencies or to smooth out uneven labour earnings through even consumption paths is commendable and ought ...

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Institution:
University of Southern California
Department:
Law,Economics,and Political Science
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University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Wolfson College
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Series:
The social contract revisited
Publication date:
2008-01-01
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uuid:360f473e-be1f-442b-bd78-7e5b0522b71e
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