Thaddeus Hwong

York University
Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies

4700 Keele Street
Toronto, ON
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I aspire to make creative use of our collective understanding of tax law and policy to argue for redistributive design in public policy responses to challenges arising from income and wealth inequalities. Through my 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 contribution to public discourse, I conduct empirical research on the battle of ideas policy advocates wage on the costs and benefits of taxation, 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 PRIMARY
Economic Policy SECONDARY
Social Policy
Comparative Public Policy

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