A Micro Tax or an Automated Transaction Payment Tax is a radical change going from a larger and more complicated tax system to a system with a single comprehensive revenue neutral Automated tax, replacing the present system of personal and corporate income taxing. In this podcast, we aim to look at what it is, similar taxes that have already been introduced, political movements and the pros/cons of introducing this tax.
The Political Economy of Taxation
The modern state is a ‘tax state’ (Schumpeter 1918). The level and structure of tax revenue determines what a government can and cannot do, who has to pay for the state and who not, who is empowered and who is dis-empowered. In their podcasts, students at the University of St Gallen analyze tax policies worldwide and their impact on important issues such as health, climate or gender equality.
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