Land Value Taxation Campaign

  • Increase font size
  • Default font size
  • Decrease font size
Home Blog Unthinking concern

Unthinking concern

E-mail Print PDF

Concern about economic injustice needs to be tempered with a sound understanding of the causes. If it is not, you get proposals for nonsensical ideas such as global wealth taxes, currently the subject of a petition under the umbrella of change.org.

How would a global wealth tax work? Who would get the revenue? How would wealth even be defined? Would it include, for example, jewellery in bedside tables, first edition books still in their original dust jackets, lying forgotten in boxes, or pedigree horses? How would this wealth be valued? How would the authorities make sure it was paid? Change.org ought to exercise better judgement about the causes they support and people with a social conscience should engage their brains before going public with stupid suggestions. One might also question the value of online petitions. How many of the signatures belong to fictitious characters?

 

We use cookies to improve our website and your experience when using it. Cookies used for the essential operation of the site have already been set. To find out more about the cookies we use and how to delete them, see our Privacy Policy.

I accept cookies from this site

EU Cookie Directive Plugin Information