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Is there an “ideal” ratio of tax revenue to GDP? Or, at least, can I assume a higher ratio is better?

At the link below, you can see countries have a huge difference in ratios of tax revenue to GDP. Is it fair to assume that a higher ratio is better? Does raising a substantial portion of your GDP in ...
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Is there an index, parameter, ecuation, or anything to compare the tax pressure exercised by a country in relation to others countries?

In my country we are told often that the tax pressure over the companies and people is huge, making it unbearable and being a reason bankrupting the Economy, and one of the largests in the world. We ...
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Externalities, Pigouvian Taxes and Wikipedia

It states on Wikipedia: A Pigovian tax (also called Pigouvian tax, after economist Arthur C. Pigou) is a tax imposed that is equal in value to the negative externality. The result is that the ...
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Is there evidence that non-profits might have a tax or other competitive advantage in competing with for-profit corporations?

Lets say my non-profit's interest is to diminish co2 emissions in the city. Are there useful forms of putting that tax money for better use and gaining competitive advantage against other for-profit ...
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Who set the price on product in the USA?

I was asking a buddy a question about pricing and he said that you can't control your own pricing. The context to this question was, I said if you tax firms more, then they're going to raise the ...
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Does higher tax on luxury goods does more harm than benefit?

I was studying Fiscal policy and I came across measures to reduce income inequality by using fiscal tools. One of the tool mentioned in that was - Higher taxes on luxury goods This makes sense that ...
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Do the republican tax cuts cost more than forgiving student loan debt?

It is alleged by this article in the Guardian that the republican tax cuts cost more money than the total student loan debt bubble. The accuracy of this claim was briefly discussed in this post via ...
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Taxes and GDP, where do these come in in the formula?

We all know that the formula for GDP I'd given by GDP = C + I + G + NX I would like to know, whether I am right in deducing that when consumers and industry pay taxes, or when there are import and ...
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401k vs stock investments when it comes to taxes

I'm a bit confused about what makes more economical sense when it comes to investing and taxes: 401k investments vs investments on your own. I'll try to formulate my questions as a simple example. ...
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The Relationship Between Public and Private Debt

In this video, David Graeber says that if the public sector goes into a surplus, then the private sector must go into a deficit, in equivalent proportion. Is this true? Wouldn't this be complicated by ...
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If I want to measure the total VAT revenue, can I just look at the final VAT paid?

I am trying to measure how much money the government receives back as a result of an investment. I know the net value of the tax paid by the company the grant was made to, call it x. That 'x' is ...
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Can Direct Taxes on the consumers have a impact on the Demand (rather than supply)?

I'm a 12th-grade student doing a school research paper evaluating the effectiveness of the recent increase in Additional Buyers Stamp Duty in the Singapore Housing market. This tax is directly imposed ...
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How is it that Apple is paying no taxes in New Zealand?

Apparently Apple pays no taxes in New Zealand, even though it has employees and profit-making operations there amounting to over a billion dollars per year. The cross linked article does not really ...