What is good government? (How does a good government spend its money and…
What is good government?
What does a fair justice system look like?
Why do we have jails?
What is the purpose of jails?
What are the theories or philosophies behind governing?
Where do governing philosophies come from?
Where do governing theories come from?
Which governments are working well today?
How does a government take care of citizens and non-citizens?
Which countries pay high taxes with a lot of benefits to citizens and residents?
Which countries pay a lot of taxes WITHOUT a lot of benefits to citizens and residents?
Which governments use welfare systems?
How does a government collect money to operate?
How is it fair if poor people pay taxes?
What does a fair tax system look like?
How does a good government spend its money and create revenue?
What are direct democracies in which budgets and spending are decided by citizens?
Are these governments more or less effective?
In class we learned that Switzerland is a direct democracy. What are expert opinions about Swiss budgetary management?
Who decides how money is spent?
How do taxes work?
What are other ways that governments generate revenue?
Who should be exempt from taxes?
Q. How old is the idea of taxes and where does it come from?
A. I know that taxes are mentioned in parts of the Bible that are over 2,000 years old.
A. The Sheriff of Nottingham in Robin Hood was responsible for collecting taxes for King John.
A. In the United States, Abraham Lincoln enacts income tax in 1862.
Q. Did he enact taxes to pay for the American Civil War?
How does a government ensure freedoms?