A most amusing argument

From Mr. Dillow.

One possible answer is that Mr. Murphy can indeed pay higher taxes voluntarily simply by sending a cheque to the Treasury.

So set the statutory rates at what I think acceptable and let those who wish to pay more do so.

4 comments on “A most amusing argument

  1. The problem is, of course, that “those who wish to pay more” also want everyone else (other than the politically convenient exceptions du jour, of course) to pay more.

  2. There is also the problem that his analysis requires the existence of the Laffer curve.

    Doesn’t Ritchie deny its very existence?

  3. Isn’t there also a Benthamite angle to this? That overall happiness is increased by collecting most tax from those who are happy to pay more tax?

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