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I don't even understand why that is, which is probably the weirdest part.
If culture sees a single cent of that tax, I'll be impressed. This is strictly a way of balancing their budget without raising the tax rates, which would've caused furor. This internet tax sailed past all major news organizations as far as I can tell.
People believing they are smarter than billions of years of evolution gives me no assurance that these people have a clue, let alone care about modifying people.
Putting evolution on a pedestal isn't much smarter. It's not some godlike entity which designed humans with a goal in mind, it's a very long, very sinuous process which often gives locally optimal but globally suboptimal results. There is no reason to think that humans, for some reason, can't do better.
Incompetence crosses language boundaries, if you think C would make them learn any faster, you're utterly kidding yourself.