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An Apple for a Dollar

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I'd like 0.4608 apples, please.
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tedder
6 days ago
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one of a million reasons I love living in Oregon. Though sales tax is slightly progressive..
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dukeofwulf
6 days ago
Sales tax is a regressive tax.
BalooUriza
6 days ago
The constitutional ban on sales tax is about the only good thing about living in Oregon. Though sales tax is *entirely* regressive, so kind of amazing it flies in the state that gave us Branch Dildonians, Stormfront and kept putting anti-GLBT measures on the ballot for decades.
fxer
6 days ago
we also have a tree
olliejones
6 days ago
In MA, we have a sales tax. But food and clothing aren't taxable. That makes the tax a little more progressive and means we can buy apples for a buck exactly at expensive stores.
BalooUriza
6 days ago
Not having a sales tax on food and clothes doesn't make a general sales tax more progressive. A general sales tax is always just as regressive whether or not there's a food and clothes exception.
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thelem
4 days ago
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In Europe we just include the sales tax in the price on the shelf. If the label says £1, I hand over £1. When I'm buying something I don't really care how much of that £1 is tax, how much is going to the shop, how much is going to the producer etc.
Brighton, UK
zippy72
3 days ago
Actually in the entire EU it’s criminal to advertise the price without taxes to domestic consumers, although receipts must display both the net and gross prices.
satadru
2 hours ago
Bravo EU!
BalooUriza
6 days ago
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Not taxing food and clothes does not make a sales tax more progressive. The sales tax is still inherently and intrinsically regressive.
mburch42
7 days ago
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This happens to me all the time in Oregon. (no sales tax)
alt_text_bot
7 days ago
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I'd like 0.4608 apples, please.
jepler
7 days ago
what? How am I supposed to make you change of 73/15625 dollars?
alt_text_at_your_service
7 days ago
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I'd like 0.4608 apples, please.

#1411; In which a Summons goes unanswered

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WAS it NASA? It was something with an acronym. Oh -- the CCCP! That's what it was. All foam mattresses sold today are Red Air Force surplus MiG-29 seat cushions from a specific manufacturing overrun in 1987.

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tedder
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I would read/listen to that.
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#1410; In which a Missile is Medicine

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the only chemo that works from 20 miles away -- but can be foiled by launching flares!

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tedder
10 days ago
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democrat spending vs republican spending in three panels.
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#1404; Hotel Earthifornia

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Gax knows all the other words. It's just that his dictionary had a jelly stain in the latter part of the A's.

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Unavoidable Delays

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tedder
37 days ago
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Faye has some sort of breast scar?
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Security Over Liberty

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Picture taken and titled by Connor Tabarrok yesterday at Ronald Reagan National airport.

The post Security Over Liberty appeared first on Marginal REVOLUTION.

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tedder
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ah, the modern surveillance state.
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