Intergenerational Fairness through Taxation

Brittain, Benjamin (2015) Intergenerational Fairness through Taxation. [Abstract]

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How and to what extent future generations should be considered is an important issue in political philosophy. This presentation offers an argument for the proper method of consideration to ensure intergenerational fairness. The goal of the presentation is to make explicit what is meant by ‘intergenerational fairness,’ then to elaborate on how such a definition is both important and obtainable. The conclusion reached is that a progressive tax on the unilateral transfer of property (e.g. bequeathal, gift, etc.) may adequately provide for intergenerational fairness.

Item Type: Abstract
Created by Student or Faculty: Student
Uncontrolled Keywords: philosophy, intergenerational fairness, justice, taxation
Subjects: Undergrad Research Symposium > Philosophy
Undergrad Research Symposium
Depositing User: Benjamin Brittain
Date Deposited: 14 Apr 2015 10:20
Last Modified: 15 Apr 2015 08:49

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