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THE WORLD SPIRIT - Part 2:

Studies of Economic Change

Measure 6: Increase of taxes for the rich

6a): Increase of the inheritance tax

Description:

Financing the basic income by increasing the inheritance tax
(to inherit is not conducive to perform and consolidates social inequality)

Goals:

1. Avoidance of inheriting social inequality
2. Establishing of a cross-generational achievement principle

Conflicts:

1. Preservation of lifelong earned property and capital
2. Succession and maintenance of family businesses

Proglems:

1. Acceptance of the people
2. Exodus of capital to tax havens
3. Envy or justice debates


6b): Increase of the eco taxes and VAT

Description:

Financing the basic income by increasing the eco taxes and VAT
(see the correlation between wages and productivity or energy prices and energy efficiency)

Goals:

1. Saving of energy and increase of the energy efficiency
2. Reduction of the pollution
3. Increase of investments in the environmental technology

Conflicts:

1. Maintaining the international competitiveness
2. No logical relation to the basic income
3. The success of this measures leads to the decline of the tax revenues

Problems:

1. Renewable resources compete against of food
2. Reduction of the purchasing power for the lower wage groups


6c): Increase of taxes on capital and property

Description:

Financing the basic income by increasing the property tax, capital return tax, and Tobin tax
(Richness which increases the inequality is antisocial
In Addition measures against tax fraud and abolishing subsidies

Goals:

1. Social justice
2. Financing the basic income
3. Minimizing the gap between the rich and the poor

Conflicts:

1. Envy or justice debates
2. The levy of taxes is alleged to be contradictory to the achievement principle

Problems:

1. Acceptance of the rich
2. Exodus of capital to tax havens