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Pred and breakfast
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j4 From: j4 Date: January 10th, 2007 01:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
I wonder if you could tax everything in accordance with the probable cost to society (or the environment) rather than its value?

I like that idea. Is there a word for it?

For bonus points (this may have been implicit in your suggestion -- if so, my apologies for unnecessary subtitling!) it should be taxed according to the probable net cost to society (most things have some benefit to somebody as well).
olithered From: olithered Date: January 10th, 2007 06:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
If there is a word I'm not aware of it. Do you have any suggestions?

I like your extension (and had not thought of it), but I fear benefit is much harder to quantify than cost.
aldabra From: aldabra Date: January 10th, 2007 08:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
> Is there a word for it?

Internalising externalities?
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