Intelligent Systems And Their Societies Walter Fritz

Spreadsheet for Social Dividend

 

This is based on statistics for the Greater Buenos Aires Area, 1990, but is equally valid for many countries of the world. All persons receiving an income are divided into 10 columns, the first being that 10% of all persons receiving the lowest income and the last the 10% of those with the highest income. This spreadsheet is for a value added tax (VAT) of 20%.

 

10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% Total
income as % of total (1) 2.0 3.5 4.5 5.0 6.0 7.5 9.5 12 16 34 100%
purchasing power reduced by VAT (2) 1.6 2.8 3.6 4.0 4.8 6.0 7.6 9.6 12.8 27.2 80%
social dividend (3) 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 20%
New purchasing power (4) 3.6 4.8 5.6 6.0 6.8 8.0 9.6 11.6 14.8 29.2 100%
more purchasing power then before (5) + + + + + + + - - -

 

NOTES
(1) This shows the income of the persons in each column expressed as a percentage of the total income of all.
(2) Income equals purchasing power (purchasing power for consumption and investments). Here we show the remaining purchasing power, once the 20% VAT is deduced.
(3) The VAT that the government collects is distributed equally to all citizens as social dividend. We show the sum of this dividend perceived by the family (and other persons) supported by the person with income.
(4) Adding this to the previous purchasing power, gives the new purchasing power.
(5) A plus is shown in those columns that now have a higher purchasing power than before.

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Last Edited 7 June 2013 / Walter Fritz
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