Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Tax Pipe Dreams

Excellent article here about how the tax code can be changed.
My personal favourite is the flat tax. Several of the Baltic states have adopted a flat tax and have done really well. A flat tax is the fairest as everyone pays the same portion of their income as taxes and a 0 marginal tax rate does not penalize success or risk taking. Interestingly enough, a flat tax actually increases the tax revenues for the state because firstly there is a strong positive incentive to earn more (the Laffer curve) and there would be fewer people wanting to dodge taxes because they deem it unfair.

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