Taxation and global justice: Closing the gap between theory and practice

Journal of Social Philosophy 39 (2):161–184 (2008)
I examine how reforming our international tax regime could be an important vehicle by which we can begin to realize global justice. For instance, eliminating tax havens, tax evasion, and transfer pricing schemes are all important to ensure accountability and to support democracies. I argue that the proposals concerning taxation reform are likely to be more effective in tackling global poverty than Thomas Pogge's global resources dividend because they target some of the central issues more effectively. I also discuss many particular proposals for global taxes that have already been floated and implementation prospects and successes.
Keywords Tax and global justice  global resources dividend  Thomas Pogge  tax and justice  global taxes
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DOI 10.1111/j.1467-9833.2008.00422.x
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