Posts tagged with "Inequality"

Policy Briefing · 21. November 2018
This paper discusses the introduction of the UBI in the Russian Federation by shortly presenting its theoretical approaches and the need for poverty reduction in the country. The paper argues that political feasibility for UBI is low as increasing taxes (required to finance the additional public spending) will be vetoed by politically and economically highly influential oligarchs that regard their wealth to be at risk from new taxation.

Opinion · 19. November 2018
Rising inequality and capital accumulation at high-income households bring severe political and economic dis­ad­van­ta­ges. To tackle misdistribution of income without burdening middle-income households, this paper proposes to in­crease progressivity of capital income taxation (CaIT).