Show Less
You do not have access to this content

The Ecology of Tax Systems

Factors that Shape the Demand and Supply of Taxes

Vito Tanzi

This groundbreaking book analyzes how the ecology of taxation is fundamental for the success or failure of tax systems. It specifically focuses on the role of the ecological environment on taxation; the factors that determine the ecology of taxation; and how the ecology of taxation has changed and may continue to evolve. The implicit, important conclusion is that there are no permanent or universal optimal tax theories: all theories are related to this ecology.
Show Summary Details
You do not have access to this content

Chapter 4: The supply-side revolution and challenges in taxing the rich

Factors that Shape the Demand and Supply of Taxes

Vito Tanzi

Extract

Summary: Taxing the rich is often difficult. Economists’ theories at times makes it more difficult. How should the rich be taxed? There are equity versus efficiency considerations. Should taxes be progressive or proportional? Views have changed over the years. Should all types of income be taxed in the same way? Supply-side theories have led to reductions in tax rates.

You are not authenticated to view the full text of this chapter or article.

Elgaronline requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books or journals. Please login through your library system or with your personal username and password on the homepage.

Non-subscribers can freely search the site, view abstracts/ extracts and download selected front matter and introductory chapters for personal use.

Your library may not have purchased all subject areas. If you are authenticated and think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.


Further information

or login to access all content.