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Old July 5th, 2012, 12:00 PM   #1
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Let's swap taxes, BC style

British Columbia recently went through a scheduled tax-hike on carbon emissions raising the tax from $25 to $30 per metric ton. As part of the policy change, other taxes were reduced to even out the different. Basically they are moving from taxing good things to taxing bad things, in Pigouvian fashion.

We should do it here too.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/05/op...&smid=pl-share
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British Columbia recently went through a scheduled tax-hike on carbon emissions raising the tax from $25 to $30 per metric ton. As part of the policy change, other taxes were reduced to even out the different. Basically they are moving from taxing good things to taxing bad things, in Pigouvian fashion.

We should do it here too.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/05/op...&smid=pl-share
I have to say, taxation is probably the only policy issue we agree on.
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