A recurring issue in law, economics and politics is how progressive the tax system should be. In 'The Uneasy Case for Progressive Taxation,' a famous article of forty years ago, the authors pronounced themselves unconvinced by arguments for progressive taxation. In this article, Mark Stein contends that 'The Uneasy Case's' uneasiness is based on a faulty analysis of whether income has diminishing marginal utility.
Northern Illinois University Law Review
Stein, Mark S.
"Diminishing Marginal Utility of Income and Progressive Taxation: A Critique of The Uneasy Case,"
Northern Illinois University Law Review: Vol. 12:
2, Article 3.
Mark S. Stein, Diminishing Marginal Utility of Income and Progressive Taxation: A Critique of 'The Uneasy Case,' 12 N. Ill. U. L. Rev. 373 (1992).