Middlebury

PSCI 0319

The Politics of Taxes

The Politics of Taxes
Who gets taxed and how much they get taxed is at least as much a political decision as an economic one. Additionally, the ways governments tax their citizens (and how much they tax them) vary widely between different countries. Moreover, the purpose underlying governments’ use of taxes ranges from fighting inequality to incentivizing various behavioral changes. In this course we will examine sales taxes, wealth taxes, corporate profits, income taxes and the politics around those taxes in a variety of national contexts. (Comparative Politics). 3 hrs. sem.
Subject:
Political Science
Department:
Political Science
Division:
Social Sciences
Requirements Fulfilled:
CW SOC

Sections

Fall 2020

PSCI0319A-F20 Seminar (Winslett)