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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