Ferguson: A Financial Ethics Explanation

February 25th, 2016 by Kara in Case Studies, Essays

  By: Sarah Myers Macks Creek Law and its Exploitative Effects in Revenue Generation by Police and Courts Ferguson is a city in St. Louis County, Missouri, USA. The city is now infamous as the place where racial unrest and protests began and then spread around the country after Michael Brown, an 18 year old African American, was fatally shot by Darren Wilson, a Caucasian policeman. This story investigates how Macks Creek Law contributed to events in Ferguson. Missouri created Macks Creek Law to limit the amount of revenue municipalities can collect from traffic ...

Tax Systems: A Brief Ethical Discourse

February 11th, 2016 by Kara in Case Studies, Economics

By Nathaniel Crosser While complaining about income tax is universal, there seems little doubt or disagreement about the importance of taxation for the functioning of a civil society. We are surely better off with the social contract that requires some form of taxation. The uber-wealthy and underprivileged alike benefit from public goods and services, such as roads, policing, firefighting, and the regulation of monopolies. Why then this distaste of income taxes? Americans primarily (and historically) find issue not with the existence of taxation, but with the ways in which the government collects its money. ...