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  • n. a grant based on purely demographic principals such as age and sex.

Etymologies

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demo(graphic) + grant

Examples

  • In 1972, George McGovern advocated something similar - a $1,000 "demogrant" for every US citizen.

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  • 1972, George McGovern advocated something similar - a $1,000 "demogrant" for every US citizen.

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  • The demogrant program was simple: the federal government would write a check for $1,000 to every American.

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  • To make the Purple Tax Plan's consumption tax truly progressive, the plan includes a monthly payment demogrant, which ensures that those living at or below the poverty line pay no tax, on net, on their consumption.

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  • If you're a Democrat, a sales tax, apart from the demogrant, probably sounds highly regressive.

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  • In their place it substitutes a highly progressive 17.5% federal retail sales tax plus a demogrant -- a monthly payment to each household, large enough that it reimburses the poor for the sales tax they've paid.

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  • To make the Purple Tax Plan's consumption tax truly progressive, the plan includes a monthly payment demogrant was George McGovern's term, which ensures that those living at or below the poverty line pay no tax, on net, on their consumption.

  • Politics by Principal, Not Interest, that even if you progressive-ize the demogrant structure to a significant degree the economy still comes out way ahead.

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  • The other side of this proposal is James Buchanan's "generality principle" whereby you couple the flat tax with a constant-amount demogrant.

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  • In 1972, that idea was so widely ridiculed as over-the-top pandering, as well as economically pointless-even Hubert Humphrey savaged it-that McGovern quietly abandoned the idea. unveiled her own demogrant proposal: every newborn American baby will get a birthday present from the federal government in the form of a $5,000 check.

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