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Submission + - A Better Tax System (nytimes.com)

jawahar writes: "Greg Mankiw advocates A Better Tax System viz BROADEN THE BASE AND LOWER RATES, TAX CONSUMPTION RATHER THAN INCOME, TAX BADS RATHER THAN GOODS and KEEP IT SIMPLE, STUPID"

Comment Re:I'm offended (Score 1) 171

1. Is it a correct thing to allow interpretation of Constitution?
2. Is it a correct thing to allow the government live on debt?
3. Is it a correct thing to allow the government control money supply and cost?
4. Is it a correct thing to give the government power to insure people in any way (from deposit insurance to health and retirement)?
5. Is it a correct thing to give the government power to tax people's incomes?
6. Is it a correct thing to give government power to provide security against criminal activity by diminishing individual liberties?
7. Is it a correct thing to allow government regulate business?
8. If these same questions were posed differently, would you have recognized them in their true form?

I think https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Direct_democracy addresses/resolves these issues.

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