Journals Higher Education



Published: 25 September 1997

240 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195114331

Bookseller Code (04)


Social Issues

The Ethics and Economics of Taxes and Public Programs

John C. Winfrey

Given the recent cuts in government budgets, issues such as taxation, welfare, health care, social security, and environmental protection are drawing increasing attention to the basic problems of how to divide resources equitably among all members of society. Social Issues provides a framework for discussing and resolving these current, pressing social issues. As each issue is considered, the book clarifies the moral, political, and economic dimensions that must be weighed as current programs and reform proposals are evaluated. Throughout, the book provides a forum for open discussion in which the moral values and political and economic viewpoints of differing perspectives are entertained, discussed, and evaluated.


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