Voluntary taxation: a lesson from the Ancient Greeks | Curio

Voluntary taxation: a lesson from the Ancient Greeks

9 mins | Oct 23, 2017

Though many of us live under progressive tax systems, the notion of paying for social goods is still seen as a burden for rich and poor alike. Dominic Frisby revisits the Ancient Greek notion of liturgy, where the well-off would often voluntarily contribute a portion of their wealth to a public good. Could such an idea work today?

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From Aeon magazine