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Global JusticeA Cosmopolitan Account$
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Gillian Brock

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780199230938

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230938.001.0001

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Global Poverty, Taxation, and Global Justice

Global Poverty, Taxation, and Global Justice

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(p.119) 5 Global Poverty, Taxation, and Global Justice
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Global Justice
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Gillian Brock (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230938.003.0005

How could we move closer to achieving global justice? In chapters 5 through 9 the case against the feasibility skeptic builds, as we see that there is much we can do that would constitute real progress toward global justice. This chapter discusses global poverty, global public goods, and taxation reform. At least 25% of the world's population is currently unable to meet their basic needs. Our neglect of various global public goods means that this situation is likely to deteriorate in the future. The chapter discusses how we can make genuine progress with respect to global poverty and the protection of global public goods by presenting considerations in favor of major taxation and accounting reform, which would enable developing countries better to help themselves. The chapter includes critical discussion of some well‐known taxes such as Thomas Pogge's Global Resource Tax, a Carbon Tax, and the Tobin Tax.

Keywords:   global justice, feasibility, global poverty, global public goods, taxation, accounting, Pogge, Global Resource Tax, Carbon Tax, Tobin Tax

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