Politics, Taxation, and the Rule of Law

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Juli 2002



Public Interest Institute began operations in 1992 as Iowa's only state-level, independent, research organization. As a public-policy research organization, our four principal goals are to become an information and analysis resource for all Iowans; provide local, state, and national policy-makers with a rigorous, objective, and understandable analysis of specific policy initiatives; identify practical alternatives for action on critical issues; and provide a forum for policy-makers and individuals to share ideas and concerns. The Institute promotes the importance of a free-enterprise economic system and its relationship to a free and democratic society. It seeks to support the proper role of a limited government in a society based upon individual freedom and liberty. Concerned citizens are challenged to become better informed about public issues, for ideas have consequences, and involved individuals can make a difference. Following the general treatment of how to achieve these ideals contained in LIMITING LEVIATHAN, we have continued our series of books designed to examine the topics raised there in greater depth. In FEDERALIST GOVERNMENT IN PRINCIPLE AND PRACTICE we developed the ways in which dividing governmental power between levels such as national and state can help citizens preserve their freedoms. In this volume we develop the ways in which property rights do the same.


List of Figures and Tables. List of Contributors. Preface.
1. The Constitutional Framework for Democratic Taxation; D.P. Racheter, R.E. Wagner.
2. Self-Ownership, Taxation, and Democracy: A Philosophical-Constitutional Perspective; E. Mack.
3. Property, Taxation, and the Budgetary Commons; R.E. Wagner.
4. Taxpayers Rights and the Fiscal Constitution; G. Wolfram.
5. Referendum, Redistribution, and Tax Exemption: A Rent-Seeking Theory of Direct Democracy; G. Anderson.
6. Public Choices and Fiscal Means: Analyzing Taxes as Collective Outcomes; W. Hettich, S.L. Winer.
7. Excise Taxation and Interest Group Politics; R.G. Holcombe.
8. Taxation through Litigation; R.A. Levy.
9. Explaining the Persistent Growth in Tax Complexity; J.L. Payne.
10. Site-Value Taxation and the Rule of Law; F. Foldvary.
11. Zoning, Smart Growth, and Regulatory Taxation; S. Staley.
12. Emerging Property Rights, Command-and-Control Regulation, And the Disinterest in Environmental Taxation; B. Yandle. Index.
EAN: 9781402071546
ISBN: 140207154X
Untertitel: The Power to Tax in Constitutional Perspective. 2002. Auflage. Book. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Springer
Erscheinungsdatum: Juli 2002
Seitenanzahl: 296 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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