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Easy Miguel, this had been my initial reaction as well.
But yes, I'm all in favour of introducing a Tobin tax in the VAT.

Less clear about simulating the carbon tax, because we'd lose the incentive to decarbonise any given process (since you'd pay the same rate as everybody else in the industry), in a way you might as well have the dirtiest process available, and answer any campaign by saying that you are heavily taxed on your carbon consumption, which allows for savings elsewhere and bla bla...

Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's need, but not every man's greed. Gandhi

by Cyrille (cyrillev domain yahoo.fr) on Sun Dec 19th, 2010 at 04:17:43 AM EST
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