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Substituting pollution taxation for general taxation: Some implications for efficiency in pollutions taxation
Abstract Earlier papers have recognized that nonenvironmental benefits will be realized if pollution taxes are substituted for other taxes which impose efficiency losses on society. The purpose ofExpand
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Politics, Time, and the Laffer Curve
Why should a rationally motivated political decision process generate an inverse relationship between tax rates and tax revenues? There would never seem a logical reason for increasing tax ratesExpand
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Reexamination of the Relative Efficiency of the Draft and the All-Volunteer Army*
Economists are in almost universal agreement that the all-volunteer approach to recruiting military personnel is more efficient than the draft.' Several related considerations form the basis for thisExpand
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Free Riding and Paid Riding in the Fight against Terrorism
Overt terrorist acts and the specter of terrorism impose significant costs on the community of civilized nations. These costs can be reduced by taking retaliatory action against terroristExpand
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Efficiency of pollution taxation and market structure
  • D. Lee
  • Economics
  • 1 September 1975
Abstract This paper looks at the performance of a uniform pollution tax in achieving a given level of pollution abatement at least cost. It is shown that market structure is an importantExpand
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Statutes Versus Enforcement: The Case of the Optimal Speed Limit
We show in this paper that efficiency requires that fines be used to the maximum extent possible relative to increased enforcement. While there is a political limit to how far this process should beExpand
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The Optimal Trust in Government
Public trust in government to promote the general interest has declined sharply since the early 1960s. Almost all those commenting on the trend see it as detrimental to government's ability toExpand
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The optimal extinction of a renewable natural resource
Abstract This paper examines conditions for extinction when the net benefits from a renewable resource are a nonlinear function of the harvest rate. As in the linear case, extinction depends on theExpand
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