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Why do we Redistribute so Much but Tag so Little? The principle of equal sacrifice and optimal taxation

Matthew C. Weinzierl

NBER Working Paper No. 18045
Issued in May 2012

---- Acknowledgements -----

I am grateful to Felix Bierbrauer, Kim Clausing, Raj Chetty, Mihir Desai, Rafael di Tella, Amy Finkelstein, Victor Fleischer, John Friedman, Alex Gelber, Caroline Hoxby, Bas Jacobs, Louis Kaplow, Wojciech Kopczuk, Camille Landais, Ben Lockwood, Greg Mankiw, Yoram Margalioth, Joe Mazor, Jean-Baptiste Michaud, JeĀ¤ Miron, Alex Raskolnikov, Meg Rithmire, Julio Rotemberg, Emmanuel Saez, Florian Scheuer, Ali Shourideh, Stefanie Stantcheva, Alain Trannoy, Aleh Tsyvinski, Glen Weyl, John Weymark, and Danny Yagan for helpful discussions. The views expressed herein are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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