Two can pigou that game

Liam Malloy & John Case propose higher income tax as a ‘Pigouvian tax’ on ‘inequality’.

Assuming that a highly skewed income distribution results in negative political externalities…

Assuming a spherical cow…

This is a nice illustration of the obvious fact that in practice ‘Pigouvian tax’ just means ‘a tax on something or someone I don’t like’. ‘Externality’ means ‘I don’t like it’.

Well, I don’t like lefty fucktards, and their dumbass, disingenuous, rights-violating ideas clearly impose an ‘externality’ on me. It’s clearly time for a ‘Pigouvian tax’ on being a lefty fucktard.

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3 Responses to Two can pigou that game

  1. aretae says:

    +1

  2. joshua says:

    It seems reasonable to me to assume that a highly skewed income distribution results in negative political externalities. Namely, it increases the chance that “lefty fucktards” will riot violently. So think of a higher income tax as an anti-riot tax (or, if you prefer, “bribe”). Now assume that this tax bribe will reduce the negative externality of violent riots. Hmm. Ok, nevermind.

    • heh

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