November 23, 2010

Charging for Government

User Charges and Earmarked Taxes in Principle and Practice
  • Richard Wagner

    Distinguished Senior Fellow, F. A. Hayek Program for Advanced Study in Philosophy, Politics and Economics
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User charges and earmarked taxes are methods by which people pay directly for the services they receive from government. As such they are frequently supported by those who oppose increased taxation, who argue that they are more like market transactions than traditional forms of taxation. This book explores the cogency of these arguments in the light of public choice analyses of political processes.

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