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The only question then is what should be the basis of the tax being anticipated. I favour a levy on land rental values, and another on carbon use.

Why does there have to be a certain tax? Can you not just issue notes saying "this can be used instead of paying x euro in tax to country y"?

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by A swedish kind of death on Tue Jun 8th, 2010 at 02:48:09 PM EST
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Chris is mising in his preferred fiscal realignment - moving the tax way away from income and profit, and into rent.

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by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Wed Jun 9th, 2010 at 08:10:00 AM EST
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Hey, aren't you the one who keeps saying that economics is mostly a collection of just-so stories to justify the preferred policies of economists? ;-P

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by JakeS (JangoSierra 'at' gmail 'dot' com) on Wed Jun 9th, 2010 at 01:43:57 PM EST
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Chris is misingmixing in

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by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Wed Jun 9th, 2010 at 02:36:38 PM EST
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