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Progressive taxation

December 9, 2009

The UK's plan to tax banker bonuses at 50% is really quite clever. The tax is borne by the employer, not the employee, and so the following results: Bankers keep their bonuses, and the incentive structure (for better or worse) remains intact... Taxpayers extract value from the bank, and populist rage (somewhat) subsides... Shareholders suffer. […]

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