Fiscal policy is one of the important issues governments deal with during their administration. Different tax systems have been established around the world, which have ultimately proven to be inefficient; enabling states to grow at rates never seen before in history. In this conference, Christopher Lingle defies these systems and explains how they have failed to achieve their main goals. He explains the role that economists have played in empowering governments with taxpayers' money and describes how citizens suffer under such a coercive structure. Lingle talks about the two major theoretical currents regarding this topic and explains the need to limit the way people are being taxed, and focus primarily on increasing economic growth.
Tax Policy: As If People Mattered Christopher Lingle
Friedrich Hayek Auditorium, D-305 Universidad Francisco Marroquín Guatemala, August 23, 2011
A New Media-UFM production. Guatemala, September 2011 Camera: Mario Estrada; digital editing: Adrián Méndez; index and synopsis: Sergio Bustamante; content reviser: Sofía Díaz; publication: Claudia de Obregón, Sofía Díaz
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Christopher Lingle is visiting professor of economics at Universidad Francisco Marroquín and visiting fellow in the Department of Management, City University of Hong Kong. As well, he is an adjunct scholar at the Centre for Independent Studies (Australia), research scholar at the Centre for Civil Society (India), and member of the Academic Advisory Council of the Globalization Institute (England). Lingle holds a PhD in economics from the University of Georgia.