COVID-19: Restricting Relief to Taxpayers: A Matter of (Tax) Justice Gone Wrong?

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Abstract

At present, states have begun to focus on how to not only financially survive the pandemic but also how to financially recover from it over time. A broad variety of relief packages and bailouts have been introduced, and with this the notion of justice becomes more and more sought for.

Who should receive relief? How should financial suffering be measured and what losses are to be counted for? Are some more deserving of relief than others?

Interestingly enough, states seem to (intentionally or unintentionally) have taken this as an opportunity to reaffirm their own political agenda and take on societal justice as it becomes apparent that already existing rifts between the poor and the affluent are reinforced in times where the direct opposite is desperately sought for.
Original languageEnglish
Publication date13 May 2020
Place of Publicationwww
Publication statusPublished - 13 May 2020

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