Sunday, April 22, 2007

Tall People Should Pay Higher Taxes

Well, according to Harvard economics professor N. Gregory Mankiw and his student Matthew Weinzierl in their paper The Optimal Taxation of Height: A Case Study of Utilitarian Income Redistribution.

[snicker] In their plan, those of us who are severely altitudinally-deficient would get extra bennies. I mean, geesh, society OWES it to us because we spend all our extra time hemming our pants, climbing stepladders and damaging our feet with platform shoes in order to be noticed.

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