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Idea: Tax people who live in houses too big for them

01 Aug

What if property taxes on homes were proportional to the number of people living in and using them? It seems like such a waste to build houses with a thousand square feet per person to heat, maintain, and then remodel. When the kids grow up, people would be motivated to move into smaller housing, or trade with their kids when the grandkids arrive. As a friend of mine pointed out, no one really needs to maintain a big house solely for the purpose of entertaining. As long as there’s a kitchen to hang out in…

 
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Posted by on August 1, 2012 in Economics, Ethics, Ideas

 

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