# someone who knows economy

pelase somebody

i need help :)

1. if i earn 50,000 and pay 12,000 in taxes and my brother earns 75,00

and pays 20,000 in taxes, is our tax system progressive, proportional, or regressive. please explain why?

2. assume that i earn 55,000 and pay 13,500 in federal income taxes. what is my average tax rate/ using the average rate that you just computed, is it possible to determine how much i will pay if i earn an additional 1,000

this year?

3. a flu shot is a good that implies an external benefit; those around you are less likely to become ill if you get a flu shot. would an unregulated

market produce too much of this good or too little? would the market price for this good be too high or too low?

as the number 2, i was confused about it

13500 is federal income tax

56000 is income

should i use 55000 +1000 =56000

56000*0.24= 13440

2 個已更新項目:

jamie this is my concern

said earned more and pay more tax, but number 2 shows that

i don't pay more tax

please tell me if you know

thank you

### 1 個解答

• Pirate
Lv 5
1 0 年前
最佳解答

I am not positive about question number 3, but I try my best to give you some suggestions, OK?

1. Should be progressive. If it is proporional, the tax rate will be the same between me and my brother(my tax rate 12000/50000=.24, my brother is .26). Regressive means that if I earn more, my tax rate declines. Apparently that is not the case. My brother earns more than I do, and pays more tax.

2.The average tax rate is 13500/55000=about .24. If I earn an additional 1000, namely, 14500, then my tax is 14500*.24=3480.

3.An unregulated market is not working toward the public good. Therefore, it will produce too little of external benefit for people. The market price for this good is too high because it is produced less.

參考資料： My brain