Global Climate Craziness (GCC) And Taxation (March 23, 2015)
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A “Global climate change is the most accurate and neutral description of the mess. The globe is warming in some places and cooling in other places. And the boundaries are neither certain nor stable. And the contours are changing and shifting like a lava lamp.”
B “Global climate craziness, I say. The changes also involve geopolitical considerations. In the warmer climates, tax participation is more relaxed. In Italy, speed limits and tax obligations are purely advisory. In Greece, tax obligations hardly rise to a nuisance or an inconvenience. Why bother. By contrast, in Sweden, Norway, Finland and other cooler climates, tax rates are much higher and tax participation is much greater. Global climate craziness may have a greater impact on the fiscal health of a nation than the pundits have acknowledged.”
A “And the Fins finish first in math.”
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B “The ‘Sunburnt Country’ adopted a celebrated ‘carbon cap and trade program’ for two years before the reactionaries and wankers rejected it. In the next go round, Australia should take the lead, adopt a ‘carbon fee and dividend program’ and skewer the notion that hot countries are against rational taxes. It is getting crazy out there.”
A “Seems that their situation could be described by the outmoded term – global warming.”
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Bumper sticker of the week:
“I worry about the world I am leaving to my five children and my twelve grandchildren.” “Imagine the world you should be leaving to your two children and your four grandchildren.”