The Tax Take: Can tax be both fair and equal?

The Tax Take: Can tax be both fair and equal?

We have backed ourselves into a corner when it comes to changing the tax blend

There is a difference between an equal society and a fair society. All taxation puts someone somewhere at a disadvantage. Modern economies attempt to spread the disadvantages across different sectors of society with different styles of taxes – income tax on wage earners, value-added tax on consumers and so on, in the name of fairness.

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