Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Crazy Ideas: Helping Conspicuous Consumption

Got a crazy idea for you. If we increase taxes on conspicuous consumption and luxury goods, that makes them more difficult to obtain ... and that makes them serve better as objects of conspicuous consumption! Fewer people can afford bling, so your bling shines all the brighter. So maybe the Joneses should lobby the government to make their bling shine brighter through increased taxation?

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