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New Ingredients for the Fiscal Pie

Published on 15/12/2003

This commentary argues the need for exploring possible methods of expanding the ‘fiscal pie.’  It explores one possible model put forward by PLAN (Planned Lifetime Advocacy Network), a group of parents of children with severe disabilities.  The group proposes a combination of private savings and public spending to help develop caring communities.  Families that wished to would make tax-assisted contributions into a common fund held by government; the pool of funds would be invested in securities on the market.  A portion of the resulting revenue would be disbursed to community groups to help all interested families build networks of support around their relative with a disability.  The proposal represents one idea in a range of possible savings and investment mechanisms to expand the fiscal pie – a direction which we should be debating seriously as a nation.

ISBN – 1-55382-79-7

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This commentary argues the need for exploring possible methods of expanding the ‘fiscal pie.’ 

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