Thaddeus Hwong

York University
Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies

4700 Keele Street
Toronto, ON
Canada
M3J 1P3
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Th-2016

I aspire to make creative use of our collective understanding of progressive taxation and public expenditures to argue for redistributive design in public policy responses to challenges arising from income and wealth inequalities. Through my very modest pursuit of a deeper understanding of redistribution, I strive to advance our knowledge of who we are as a society and who we aspire to be as a people. As my very modest attempt to make a contribution to public discourse, I explore the battle of ideas policy advocates wage on the costs and benefits of progressive taxation and public expenditures, the political commitment people are willing to make to level the playing field between the Haves and Have-nots and the policy options citizens can consider to hold the plutocrats, the oligarchs and the rest of the power elite accountable to democratic ideals.


Substantive Focus:
Law and Policy
Economic Policy PRIMARY
Social Policy SECONDARY
Comparative Public Policy

Theoretical Focus:
Agenda-Setting, Adoption, and Implementation PRIMARY
Policy Analysis and Evaluation
Public Opinion SECONDARY

Keywords

POLITICS OF REDISTRIBUTION THROUGH PROGRESSIVE TAXATION AND PUBLIC EXPENDITURES