Wednesday, September 12, 2007
Neil Buchanan (George Washington) presents What Do We Owe Future Generations? Framing the Issues, with an Application to Budget Policy, at the University of Toronto today as part of the James Hausman Tax Law and Policy Workshop Series. Here is the abstract:
It is common in fiscal policy analysis to argue that current generations should not do anything which would decrease the economic prosperity that would otherwise be enjoyed by future generations. This paper explores the philosophical basis for that belief and asks whether there are any principled means by which we can balance the interests of current and future generations.