Just Taxation—A Positive Solution

  • Erik Lindahl
Part of the International Economic Association Series book series (IEA)


We may begin by assuming that there are only two categories of taxpayers: one, A, relatively well-to-do, and the other, B, relatively poor.Within each category all individuals must pay the same price for their participation in public consumption. The problem is the relative amount of the two prices, i.e. the distribution of the total cost of the collective goods between the two groups.


Collective Activity Equilibrium Position Political Power Marginal Utility Public Activity 
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  1. 7.
    A. Puviani, Tcoria della illusione Finanziaria 1903, has treated this question in an interesting and original way.Google Scholar
  2. 7.
    See also R. Murray, Principifmulamentali di scienza para delle finanze Florence 1914, p. 83 et seq.Google Scholar

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