How to Tax the Rich
January 30, 2011 1:27 PM Subscribe
Scott Adams suggests
posted by bpm140 (223 comments total)
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that if we assume that the solution to our fiscal problems is increased taxes on the wealthiest Americans, perhaps we should figure out how to make the taxation amenable to them...
I was hiring a salesperson a few weeks ago and had to reduce my original offer a bit after talking to the board. The salesperson's response was interesting: "I'm not opposed to the reduction, but if I'm going to give up something, I'm accustomed to getting something in return."
This makes a ton of sense at an individual level. The question is whether this is reasonable at the macro level. Can reasonable incentives be created or is Adams' plan just another way to reinforce the return of the aristocracy?