Huzzah, I am writing about tax on Rates Blog. In Part 1 I ask “why do we tax“.
I get onto other issues later – in fact, this will be a five article series. Here all I do is combine the idea of “government spending” and “paying for government spending”, and give a little wink to ideas such as equity and tax incidence. They will play a more central role in the next article, when I discuss tax systems that seem ideal … but that we don’t use for often good reasons.