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Democrats, those with low income, and those concerned with inequality are likely to support “Robin Hood” tax policies

Witko, Christopher (2013) Democrats, those with low income, and those concerned with inequality are likely to support “Robin Hood” tax policies. LSE American Politics and Policy (10 Dec 2013). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

As income inequality has grown in the U.S., so too have movements to increase taxes on the wealthy, such as the addition of the “Buffet Rule” to President Obama’s tax plan. But what drives support for these so-called “Robin Hood” tax initiatives? Using data taken from Proposition 1098, a citizen initiative to impose an income tax on the wealthy, Christopher Witko, along with co-authors William Franko and Caroline Tolbert, find that personal gain is only one motive for supporting these policies; an ideological concern with inequality and allegiance to the Democratic Party are also significant predictors of support.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2013 The Author; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: E History America > E11 America (General)
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 29 Jul 2014 09:19
Last Modified: 15 Aug 2019 23:20
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/58395

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