This applies primarily to the definition of the tax base, with fewer tax rates and fewer adjustments to the base. Commodity taxes can for example be consolidated, eliminating or streamlining special tax incentives for investment, production and trade. Taxation of consumption can be emphasized rather than taxation of production. International trade can be taxed to a greater degree than domestic transactions. Income taxes can be simplified by restructuring company taxes so that average effective rates are high for revenue purposes and marginal effective rates low for investment purposes. Personal taxes can be restructured to include all sources of income, with lower minimum rates, fewer brackets, higher exemptions, and the elimination of most existing special allowances.
The Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential is a unique, experimental research work of the Union of International Associations. It is currently published as a searchable online platform with profiles of world problems, action strategies, and human values that are interlinked in novel and innovative ways. These connections are based on a range of relationships such as broader and narrower scope, aggravation, relatedness and more. By concentrating on these links and relationships, the Encyclopedia is uniquely positioned to bring focus to the complex and expansive sphere of global issues and their interconnected nature.
The initial content for the Encyclopedia was seeded from UIA’s Yearbook of International Organizations. UIA’s decades of collected data on the enormous variety of association life provided a broad initial perspective on the myriad problems of humanity. Recognizing that international associations are generally confronting world problems and developing action strategies based on particular values, the initial content was based on the descriptions, aims, titles and profiles of international associations.
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