Taxing Height?

Blog, Taxation, Ben Eisen

Let’s not. However, this is an awfully entertaining tongue-in-cheek critique of utilitarian approaches to optimal taxation levels and income distribution. The authors’¬†conclusion:

Our results, therefore, leave readers with a menu of conclusions. You must either advocate a tax on height, or you must reject, or at least significantly amend, the conventional Utilitarian approach to optimal taxation. The choice is yours, but the choice cannot be avoided.