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redistribution

[rē‚dis·trə′byü·shən]
(electronics)
The alteration of charges on an area of a storage surface by secondary electrons from any other area of the surface in a charge storage tube or television camera tube.

redistribution

the process of levelling of income and personal wealth through TAXATION and welfare benefits.

Debate has centred on the extent to which redistribution actually takes place, even where the expressed intention of government is a measure of levelling. Within the UK, for example, it would appear that the working class is more dependent on welfare benefits than the middle class. However, if all benefits are counted and contributions to National Insurance, income tax and various forms of local and indirect taxation are taken into account, they may contribute as much as, or more than, they receive. The debates are technical and much depends on the variables admitted to the discussion. There are, for example, clear class differences in the consumption of education, health and housing, all of which are in some sense subsidized by the state, and which may be taken into the reckoning.

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FareShare Cymru takes surplus food from the food industry that can't be sold in shops, either because of packaging errors or a short shelf life, but is still good to eat and redistributes it to frontline charities and community groups.
Interventions that redistribute income, such as increasing the standard rate of income tax or implementation of a living wage, are among the most effective interventions for reducing inequalities and improving health.
We now know, of course, that an effort was underway at Fox at the time to tie Obama to socialism in the month leading up to the presidential election--an effort that often tracked claims that Obama was driven by a desire to "redistribute wealth."
A majority agrees with the idea of higher taxes on those making $250,000 a year or more, and about half go along with the idea of "heavy taxes" on the rich in order to redistribute wealth.
The new bill will allow the government to seize and redistribute privately owned land, as long as it is deemed unproductive.
In the filing, IMF Publications also charged Credit Suisse with breach of an earlier contract not to redistribute copies of its newsletter and for fraud related to past assurances that the company had ceased all copying.
So either Washington must redistribute wealth to Mexico, or Mexico is entitled to redistribute its population to the United States.
A BITTER civil war broke out among Tories yesterday after a senior figure called for the party to "redistribute" wealth away from the rich.
Open Source or free software refers to the freedom to modify and redistribute source code free of charge.
The state may then redistribute the medication to patients in need who otherwise do not have access to prescription medications.
Research studies, Hertz reports, repeatedly identify 'the single most consistent effect of the IMF' as 'the ability to redistribute income away from workers'.
The relationship provides each EDUCAUSE institutional member with a free license to redistribute CIS benchmarks and software tools on college- and university-owned systems.