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Pass on the gas tax

Velasco, Andres (2019) Pass on the gas tax. Project Syndicate.

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Rising fuel prices, whether from reduced subsidies or higher taxes, are tricky to offset, which is why they have spurred social unrest far and wide. What looks new in recent episodes is the sense of political illegitimacy: while paying more is painful enough, not trusting leaders to put the money to good use adds insult to injury.

Item Type: Article
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Additional Information: © 2019 The Author
Divisions: School of Public Policy
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Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Date Deposited: 08 Nov 2019 13:06
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2020 23:19

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