[This is part of the series: The Complete Guide To Economics 101.]
What is defined as the benefits principle?
The Benefits Principle is a principle that says people should be taxed based on the the benefits that they get.
A property tax to fund schools, levied against someone that has never had children, would violate the benefits principle.
Whereas, a gasoline tax, used to maintain roads, is paid more by people that drive more. This would follow the benefits principle.