In preparation of a meeting with Hayek-Followers the next weekend I am reading a paper (Markt und Staat in einer globalisierten Welt: Die ordnungsökonomische Perspektive) from Viktor J. Vanberg. Among other things the paper is about taxation in a globalised world. Vanberg draws attention to an interesting point: about the ethical standard of raising taxes. … Continue reading “Taxation on performance” vs.”taxation on interests”: What is fair?
51 percent of people in Germany are women, but just 17 percent of supervisory boards and 6 percent of executive boards are female. Women in executive positions remain rare in Germany which regularly leads to a debate (at the moment among the Green Party members) about abolishing the splitting income taxation between couples ("Ehegattensplitting"), where the tax is calculated … Continue reading Splitting divides: The misguided debate about a taxation issue
How is the German State financed? Of course, like any other state, foremost by taxes. There are two main points where the state takes his share: When people earn money (income tax) and when people spend money (consumption tax). The biggest of the latter is the value-added tax (also called purchase tax) which reaches a … Continue reading What you pay (to the state) when you go shopping in Germany?