We need to find a policy mix that allows for welfare for all. But that almost no-one is accessing. To facilitate this, it turns out that you need an above Lafferian tax … That almost no-one is paying. Some taxes are great, so long as people aren’t paying them.
Supposing income tax rates for non-sole traders is 50%. No GST. Generous tax free threshold. Any registered dependent cedes his tax free threshold to you but you have some responsibility for their well-being. Your student brother, your wife, baby, father in another country….
Suddenly you have distributed welfare, your brother and your mistress have to do favours for you but they miss out on communist welfare and must pay 50% tax from dollar one. They can get the shits and go and get communist welfare. But we want them to choose not to.
Sound morality is partly just a name for social norms that facilitate co-operation. The 50% tax rate in this incident promotes co-operation and the Godfather need only pay a tiny amount to qualify. It doesn’t dig into producer goods accumulation since not much of it is paid.
Modern high-paid executives aren’t the geniuses they make themselves out to be. However they are “fit” in the sense that they tend to be tall healthy fellows who can control their temper, have their bed made by 5.00 am and do boring mental work for hours at a stretch.
Mental stamina and health are good proxies for “fitness”. So why would I want to bitch-slap these guys with a 50% tax? If the threshold is 50,000 and they earn a million they will get raped? We want these people to be sole traders and not corporate eunuchs. Thats the goal.
The sole trader who cannot put his operations into high-rise has to pay his land-tax if he goes above threshold. But he must never pay taxes on retained earnings. Not in any circumstance. Not in wartime. Not ever. Thats where we need the “fittest” guys to be competing.
Though this system has socialist intention and eugenicist outcome …. after 50 years on the ground it will begin to start looking like a near-libertarians wet dream. If you have no social connections or if you are being ostracised you will be able to get welfare and quickly.
I realise my name makes it seem like I have a terrible case of leprosy. But anyone can email me for comments and feedback on this BIRD SOCIAL SYSTEM. Morality is 80% norms that facilitate co-operation. So I see this as an highly moral system. I think I’ve cracked it.