[extropy-chat] Tax Burden Gap
spike66 at comcast.net
Sat Aug 21 02:17:21 UTC 2004
> Rafal Smigrodzki
> J. Andrew Rogers wrote:
> > It wasn't I who was suggesting that having a few people control the
> > wealth is a good thing, but anyone supporting steep progressive
> > is tacitly supporting such a thing.
> ### ...I absolutely agree that a low-alpha environment
> appears much more attractive than a high-alpha one...
> However, I wonder what do you think about the idea of progressively
> taxing the size of economic entities, rather than their income.
> naively, I expect that a tax applied to any transaction (no matter
> whether an economic gain or loss is claimed) in proportion to the net
> value (market capitalization, real estate market value, total equity
> holdings) of the involved entities (no matter whether persons,
> corporations, non-profits), would serve to lower alpha, by punishing
> size but without punishing success...
Oooh, I get so turned on at that kind of talk.
In a very masculine, heterosexual capitalist way of course.
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