Tax Evasion and the Rule of Law in Latin Americ The Political Culture of Cheating and Compliance in Argentina and Chile
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Publisher: Pennsylvania State University Press
Binding: Trade Paper
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.63" tall
Few tasks are as crucial for the future of democracy in Latin America-and, indeed, in other underdeveloped areas of the world-as strengthening the rule of law and reforming the system of taxation. In this book, Marcelo Bergman shows how success in getting citizens to pay their taxes is related intimately to the social norms that undergird the rule of law. The threat of legal sanctions is itself insufficient to motivate compliance, he argues. That kind of deterrence works best when citizens already have other reasons to want to comply, based on their beliefs about what is fair and about how their fellow citizens are behaving. The problem of "free riding," which arises when cheaters can count More...
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