Taxing the Wealth of Nations by Ethan Freiermuth

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Title

Taxing the Wealth of Nations by Ethan Freiermuth

Subject

Economics

Description

According to Adam Smith, whose insights still underpin economics as a discipline to this day, taxation is justified by the government’s ability to fulfill needs which cannot be supplied by the market and otherwise intervening to create efficiency and efficacy. While Smith’s recommendations and policy analyses were limited by his economic model and by the economic and technological development of his time, his principles are still very much applicable to the modern day. It is abundantly clear that Smith argues the vast majority of the market should be left alone to the natural incentives of the private sphere, however he does still envision a role for government which creates and enhances economic inefficiency, and provides still relevant guidelines for avoiding ill-advised policies which imprudently tax the wealth of nations.

Creator

Freiermuth, Ethan

Source

Senior Showcase Oral presentation

Publisher

Ripon College

Date

April 23, 2019

Rights

The author reserves all rights.

Format

pdf

Identifier

Major: Politics, Economics, German
Minor: National Security Studies
Prairie Farm, Wisconsin
ECO 380

Files

Senior Showcase_ Adam Smith Paper.pdf

Citation

Freiermuth, Ethan, “Taxing the Wealth of Nations by Ethan Freiermuth,” Senior Showcase Digital Collection, accessed September 29, 2022, https://rcseniorshowcase.omeka.net/items/show/121.

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