Taxation and Democratic Values

Arrow, Kenneth J.
November 1974
New Republic;11/2/74, Vol. 171 Issue 18, p23
Focuses on the use of taxing power to achieve a redistribution of income in the U.S. Debate on the philosophical and ethical foundations of redistribution; Information on a conflict between liberty and equality; Comment on the two components of the notion of democracy; Reasons for the operation of the iron law of oligarchy; Reports that the sale of labor and other assets, and the use of resources by the government takes the form of diverting income and wealth out of public.


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