Climate Change and Rising Income Inequality: Is Ultra-Progressive Tax a Solution?

6 Pages Posted: 10 Jul 2020

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Orkhan Nadirov

Tomas Bata University - Faculty of Management and Economics

Bruce Dehning

Chapman University - The George L. Argyros School of Business & Economics

Jana Vychytilova

Tomas Bata University - Faculty of Management and Economics

Date Written: June 1, 2020

Abstract

The climate crisis and rise in income inequality have created support for progressive taxes with a top marginal tax rate above 50%. Three strands of literature are discussed to show this trend: (1) climate change, (2) income inequality, and (3) taxing the wealthy. Thoughtful flaws are noted in the current paper, especially by giving special attention to growing call for a tax on the wealthy to pay for the fight against climate change and reduce income inequality.

Keywords: ultra-progressive tax, climate change, income inequality

JEL Classification: H20, Q54, D3, D6

Suggested Citation

Nadirov, Orkhan and Dehning, Bruce and Vychytilova, Jana, Climate Change and Rising Income Inequality: Is Ultra-Progressive Tax a Solution? (June 1, 2020). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3629654 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3629654

Orkhan Nadirov (Contact Author)

Tomas Bata University - Faculty of Management and Economics ( email )

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Zlín, 760 01
Czech Republic

Bruce Dehning

Chapman University - The George L. Argyros School of Business & Economics ( email )

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Orange, CA 92866
United States

Jana Vychytilova

Tomas Bata University - Faculty of Management and Economics ( email )

náměstí Tomáše Garrigue Masaryka 5555
Zlín, 760 01
Czech Republic

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