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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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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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What are the impacts of a small increase of the wages on consumption, labor supply and production?

We have given the utility function $\displaystyle U(v(c)-k(l))$ where $\displaystyle u$ and $\displaystyle v$ are increasing and concave functions and $\displaystyle k$ is increasing and convex. ...
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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 ...