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The power to tax

Fernando Estrada

MPRA Paper from University Library of Munich, Germany

Abstract: This article describes the argumentative structure of Hayek on the relationship between power to tax and redistribution. It is observed throughout its work giving special attention to two works: The Constitution of Liberty (1959) and Law, Legislation and Liberty, vol3; The Political Order of Free People, 1979) Hayek describes one of the arguments most complete information bout SFP progressive tax systems (progressive tax). According to the author the history of the tax progressive system, works against such a tax model and deploys a variety of arguments in his favorite spot by critics: liberal democracy.

Keywords: Power to Tax; Redistribution; Government; Progressive Tax; Democracy; Hayek (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: B1 B2 E2 E6 E60 E62 E64 O23 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2011-09-06
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Published in Journal Economic Research Guardian 1.I(2011): pp. 1-14

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