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New Tax on People for Being Annoying

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  1. newcastlefan

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    [h=1]Should We Tax People for Being Annoying?[/h] [​IMG]
    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/13/magazine/should-we-tax-people-for-being-annoying.html?hp&_r=0

    This is how economists think, anyway. And that’s why a majority of them support some form of Pigovian tax, named after Alfred Pigou, the early-20th-century British economist. Pigou developed the idea of externalities: the things we do that affect others and that the market is unable to price. A negative externality is like the national equivalent of what happens when you go to dinner with three friends and, knowing that you’ll pay only a fourth of the bill, decide to order an expensive entree. Pigou argued that there are so many damaging things that we do — play music too loudly, drive aggressively — and that we’d probably do less if we had to pay for them.

    Schmoopy would be broke, ok broker.
     
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    Oderus does all those things :whythelongface?:
     
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    well sure, so does most of the HS forum.
     
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    You betta pay off!
     
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    I've done 7 of those in the past week.
     
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    sitting in traffic doesn't belong in there. That's not a choice. You should get a tax credit for having to endure it
     

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