E101 WA 2.docx - EconS 101 WA 2 Consequences of Taxes The Whiskey Rebellion Due in NetTutor through the link in Blackboard(learn.wsu.edu by Saturday

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EconS 101 WA 2 Consequences of Taxes: The Whiskey Rebellion Due in NetTutor through the link in Blackboard ( learn.wsu.edu ) by Saturday, October 12 th at 11:59 pm (PST). Events and circumstances surrounding the whiskey rebellion are described in the video produced by Historical Spotlight or . Module 15 presents the economic analysis of excise taxes and discuss various issues surrounding excise taxes. Two issues discussed are the incidence of taxes, i.e. who really bears the cost of taxes, and principles of tax fairness including the benefits principle. 1. From the historic information presented in the video, discuss whether you believe that the excise tax placed on whiskey to pay for the national debt incurred during the U.S. Revolutionary War can be justified by the benefits principle or if some other explanation seems more appropriate. In addressing this question, be sure to define what is meant by the
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