Wednesday, 1 November 2006

Slap on a tax, and ...

Green taxes. Carbon taxes. Pollution taxes. Cigarette taxes. Fat taxes. Alcohol taxes. Gambling taxes... There's a widespread recognition, indeed there's an enthusiasm for the notion, that slapping taxes on something will reduce the extent of that something -- and from wowsers everywhere there are demands to have them slapped good and hard on all the many things they object to.

So just what do people think happens when tax is slapped on things like wealth, income, production, energy, investment, enterprise ...

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  1. Ever thought of a wowser tax?


  2. The view expressed in this post is a bloody good one.

  3. Sheesh PC great minds is it? Well, I've been thinking about this very point...

    The only redeeming feature of green taxes is that over time they should mean government revenue reduces (if you get rid of other taxes). That's if you trust governments to simply let that happen.


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