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Tax Policies, Redistribution, and Social Welfare

Published in May 2001

Tax policy should be designed as an instrument for redistributing wealth within societies and ensuring social protection. At government level this means that defining economic policies in general should no longer be done to the advantage of financial markets, but as a function of social values decided democratically. Experiments such as participatory budgets are the sparks needed to set such changes in motion. Tax receipts should be managed equitably and transparently, and be based for the most part on revenues generated from capital, wealth, profits and consumption. The system should be very progressive, with more pressure put on influxes of capital and wealth, and by reducing tax on work, work generated revenue and items of popular consumption. For the countries of the South, settling the debt is the vital condition for putting these reforms into practice and democratizing the public budget. This should strengthen public social protection systems, the only systems capable of fair social distribution, but now facing competition from private insurance systems.



Coordinated by ...

- Ceci Vieira Jurua

Brazil. Consultant in Economic Policies, notably in transport issues


- Marco Fábio MOURÃO

Fiscal Policy



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Topics Included

economy . financial markets . market regulation . politics . social . state . world

Workgroup Papers

Go ! Companies Beyond Profit?
Go ! Debt and Structural Adjustment
Go ! Economic Policies
Go ! Ethical Consumption
Go ! Fair Trade
Go ! Finance for the Common Good
Go ! From the WTO’s Setback in Seattle ... to the Conditions for Global Governance
Go ! Growth and Sustainable Development
Go ! Health and its Issues in the Twenty-first Century
Go ! How Can Companies Exercise Their Responsibilities?
Go ! Precarity and Exclusion
Go ! Production, Investment, and Technology
Go ! Red Card for Tourism?
Go ! Social Money: Lever of the Economic Paradigm
Go ! Solidarity Economy
Go ! Solidarity Finance
Go ! Tax Policies, Redistribution, and Social Welfare
Go ! The Trade-union Movement at the Dawn of the Twenty-first Century
Go ! Women and the Economy
Go ! Work, Employment, and Activity
Go ! World Trade Organization

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