A Reading Hayek on Power to Tax

17 Pages Posted: 21 Mar 2010

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Fernando Estrada

Universidad Externado de Colombia - Facultad de Finanzas, Gobierno y Relaciones Internacionales

Date Written: March 21, 2010

Abstract

This article describes the argumentative structure of Hayek on the relationship between power to tax and redistribution. It is observed throughout its work giving special attention to two works: The Constitution of Liberty (1959) and Law, Legislation and Liberty, vol3, The Political Order of Free People, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 1979.) Hayek describes one of the arguments most complete information bout SFP progressive tax systems (progressive tax). According to the author the history of the tax progressive system, works against such a tax model and deploys a variety of arguments in his favorite spot by critics: liberal democracy.

Keywords: Hayek, Power to Tax, Redistribution, Government, Progressive Tax, Democracy

JEL Classification: B1, B13, B25, E6, E62, H2, H21, H23

Suggested Citation

Estrada, Fernando, A Reading Hayek on Power to Tax (March 21, 2010). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1575864 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1575864

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