Do you know that feeling

collapsedsquid:

shieldfoss:

Where you agree with somebodys radically unorthodox opinion on a subject, and so expect them to be in the cluster of “smart people who think things through”

And then on a different subject, they’re not just wrong but completely, entirely, intothetrashitgoes wrong?

So now you wonder – are they always wrong? Are they wrong when they agree with me? Am I wrong? How deep does this even go?

And at that point, the only way to get any work done is to take comfort in your own innate superiorityaccept that maybe one person can be wrong on some things and right on others so you don’t have to agree with them about it all.

In this case, it is somebody who is correct on city planning but almost maliciously wrong on economics.

EDIT: And not in a “communism did nothing wrong” kind of way, and not in a “capitalism did nothing wrong” kind of way – no, it is somebody who either does not understand the diminishing utility of money or is totally cool with just shivving the underclass straight in the kidneys – “let’s replace all state taxes with sales taxes” whta? wath? whaat? whaaat?

Normally those plans come with a refundable credit or similar scheme.  Did the plan not even include that?

(I mean, I have problems with the idea in general, but I see loads of hot takes on how it could be done progressively.)

Not a word. Yeah you could do something progressive with sales tax e.g. UBI + sales tax, but that wasn’t it.

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