00:00    |    
Initial credits
00:06    |    
Introduction
01:50    |    
Tax policy as if people mattered
02:38    |    
Conventional public finance
03:04    |    
Macro perspective
Fiscal budget
Optimal tax rate
Marginal tax rates
Role of economists
Guatemalan GDP
08:25    |    
Historical perspective
09:26    |    
Adolph Wagner
Welfare state
Public sector growth
General demoralization
Macro tax policy
Government debt
Governmental theft
New economic policy
Economic recession of 2008
Evil side of democracy
European welfare states
Persistent government growth
Frog experiment
25:26    |    
Johan Gustaf Knut Wicksell
Micro perspective of the taxpayer
Just taxation
Europe's transition to democracy
Class warfare
Lobbying
Government growth
Fiscal freeriding
Wicksell's tax regime
Inefficient tax regime
Tax justice
Fiscal compensation
Coercive redistribution
Micro-based solutions
Democracy filter
Direct democracy
Supermajorities
Sunset clause
Strategic game of taxation
Unreasonable burden
Fiscal evasion results
Wicksell's criterion
56:42    |    
Economic growth
58:13    |    
Progressive taxes
01:00:39    |    
Final words
01:00:46    |    
Final credits



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Tax Policy: As If People Mattered

23 de agosto de 2011   | Vistas: 6 |   Capitalism Corruption Democracy Economic Crisis

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.




Christopher Lingle is visiting professor of economics at Universidad Francisco Marroquín. He was a research fellow at the Centre for…

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