Public Economics in Action: The Basic Income/Flat Tax Proposal

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Index
accessibility, of models 22, 109
administration costs 3-4, 60
Agell, J.100
agenda setting 83-4
Akerlof, G.60
Alesina, A.84
Arrow-Debreu economy 14, 89, 155
Asprey Taxation Reform Committee, in Australia85
assistance, see social assistance
Atkinson, A. B.17, 22, 32, 44, 52-3, 55, 56, 65, 72, 101, 103, 107, 108, 109, 111, 124, 130, 142
Aumann, R. J.72
availability for work, tests 3, 106
average married man or woman 152
back of the envelope calculations 20-1, 112
Barry, B.41-2, 66, 74
basic income:
costs of 110-12, 117
and dependency 76- description 2-5
full 110-13
gainers and losers 118-21, 125-8
and liberty 73-6
and optimum tax 5-9, 26-8, 30-2, 36-46, 55-8
partial 113-28
and political parties 4
and retirement 134
and savings 130
Blundell, R.143, 148, 150, 152
Boskin, M. J.96, 135
Bourguignon, F.ix
Bowles, S.100
breadwinner wives 122
Break, G. F.96
Brennan, G.18, 84-6
Brittain, J. A.97
Brown, C. V.134, 138, 143, 145, 152
Browning, E. K.10-11, 53, 149
Buchanan, J. M.18-19, 69-73, 84-6
Bulow, J. I.99-100
Burtless, G.145, 146, 147, 148-9
Cain, G.142
cake-sharing model 29
Carter Commission, in Canada 18
categorical benefits 58-60
charitable conservatism 36-7, 55-8
choice of occupation 132
collective bargaining 137
communication of findings 22, 151-2
confidence intervals 12, 148
Conservatives 4
constitutional choice 18-19, 86-7
contributions, see social security tax
couples, married: taxation of 3
coverage, of unemployment benefit 106-7
cross-country evidence 140

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • The Lindahl Lectures ii
  • Title Page iii
  • Series Foreword v
  • Preface ix
  • Contents xi
  • List of Figures xii
  • List of Tables xiv
  • 1 - A First Look at the Issues 1
  • 2 - Optimum Flat Tax and Basic Income 24
  • Appendix: Alternative Special Case 44
  • 3 - Optimum Taxation, Differentiation, and Graduation 47
  • 4 - Liberty and Public Choice Theory 62
  • 5 - A Richer Model of the Labour Market 89
  • 6 - Tax-Benefit Models 109
  • 7 - Taxation and Work Incentives 130
  • 8 - Concluding Reflection: The Integration of Public Economics 154
  • References 157
  • Index 165
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