Diane Trout (alienghic) wrote,
Diane Trout
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Taxes

I was recently reading carbontax.org which is promoting a revenue-neutral tax to be applied to the emission of carbon into the atmosphere. To keep people from being over-taxed their plan lowers other taxes as the carbon tax increases.

It occurred to me that this is an interesting model for taxation, instead of sales or income, the state, representing the interests of the whole, could insert charges for ecosystem services to keep usage within sustainable limits.

Does the idea of financing government services through "fees on ecosystem usage" seem more fair than income or sales tax?
Tags: government, society
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