Phil White asks to be able to pay more tax because he’s rich (https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2023/jan/19/millionaire-davos-tax-inequality-rich). Cheques can be sent to “The Accountant, HM Treasury”, at 1 Horse Guards Road, London SW1A 2HQ. Each year some handful do so and, so I’m told, they receive a polite thank you note in exchange.
Economists are very keen on the difference between revealed and expressed preferences – what people do being a better guide to their true thoughts than what they say. More colloquially this is simply “actions speak louder than words”. No doubt you would be willing to provide space for Mr. White to show off his thank you note so that it would be possible to assess his commitment to pay more.
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