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Duty to Whom?

  • Robert W. McGee
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Abstract

If we have a duty to pay taxes, to whom do we owe a duty? The literature over the last few thousand years has discussed three possibilities – to God, to some segment of the community, or to the state. The next few sections of this chapter review this literature and the various arguments that have been put forth that assert we have a duty to pay taxes.

Keywords

Moral Obligation Fair Share Moral Duty Monopoly Price Social Contract Theory 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of BusinessFlorida International UniversityNorth MiamiUSA

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