Static Tax Rate
Debate Rounds (3)
1) In order for a static taxation to be fair we have to make a number of presumptions. Firstly we have to define what is fair? Do we equate fairness to egalitarianism? meritocracy? Equity? et al. Our moral perceptions of fairness are dependent on which one of these measures of fairness we choose to adhere to. However, I presume that based on your arguments neoliberal undertones that you associate meritocracy with fairness. However, if we apply this standard your argument fails as although we would almost all agree that we would like live in a society based on this type of fairness, the reality is that many people do not always get what they deserve.
2) Secondly your argument fails as there is a lack of evidence to justify why we a right to decide now that the current distribution of wealth in society is fair.
3) The benefit from the economic incentive that you describe is unnecessary and would actually cause more harm than good.. In modern capitalist societies there is a vast disparity in income distribution in countries which have a progressive taxation system, which means that there is still a significant incentive to become a high earner. In addition, your proposal would actually cause substantial harm to the economy due to the economic principle of diminishing marginal utility.
4) I fail to see how a static tax system would address the problem of tax avoidance. Companies make decision based on cost not on the type of tax system used in a country. Therefore, they would choose to declare in the country were they would have to pay the least amount of tax regardless of whether that country used a progressive or static taxation system.
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