Sunday, June 27, 2004
Monday, June 28, 2004
Sagit Leviner (Michigan S.J.D. candidate) presented The Case for Redistribution in a Modern Democracy: Theological and Consequentialist Perspectives at the Critical Tax Conference at Rutgers-Newark. Here is part of the Introduction:
The first section of this paper outlines the merit-oriented rationale for the imposition of a heavier tax burden on the wealthy. The second section discusses the proper application of the tax theory in view of this rationale, and the third details the society-based rationale for the imposi-tion of greater tax burdens on the rich as well as corresponding taxation implications. Finally, this paper does not address the justification for using the tax system, rather than other means, for redistributional purposes, nor the practical aspects of choosing (an) exact tax rate(s). These issues, while important, are left to later discussions.