In the spirit of Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus, and assuming we axiomatize the definitions of:
wealth, we can argue the following.
- People want to live with people.
1.1. When people live with people they form societies.
1.2. When people form societies, they want to prosper in economic, intellectual, emotional, creative (ECIE) ways.
1.21. When people form societies, they want authoritative equality.
1.3. Not all people have the same quality of abilities.
1.4. People want for all people to achieve ECIE prosperity.
1.5. For people to achieve ECIE prosperity, they need to have high quality of abilities.
1.5. Not all people have high quality of abilities.
1.6. Not all people can achieve ECIE prosperity.
1.7. People want to help people who cannot achieve ECIE prosperity by themselves, achieve ECIE prosperity.
- People are fond of materials.
2.1. Societies need a system for materials.
2.2. Earth's societies' materials system is capitalism.
2.21. In capitalism, state governments and high wealth bodies have authority.
2.22. In capitalism, higher wealth means higher authority.
2.3. State governments act with the intent of equality in societies.
2.4. State governments act with the intent of wealth redistribution in societies.
2.5. Tax systems redistribute wealth.
2.51. Wealth redistribution is a method for attaining change in the economic balance of societies.
2.6. Taxes are defined as a percentage of bodies' wealth that is being allocated for redistribution.
2.61. State governments are in charge of defining societies' tax percentage.
2.62. State governments are in charge of collecting societies' tax percentage.
2.63. State governments are in charge of redistributing societies' tax.
2.7. Higher tax percentages mean higher wealth redistribution.
2.71. Higher wealth redistribution means higher ability for change in the economic balance of societies.
2.72. Higher ability for change in the economic balance of societies means higher ability for change in the authoritative balance of societies.
2.8. Higher tax percentages are more beneficial for societies towards ECIE prosperity.
2.9. Higher tax percentages are more beneficial for societies towards authoritative equality.
- People want tax systems.
3.1. People want higher tax percentages in tax systems.