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Discussion on: 5% privilege tax for working remotely?

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Alain Van Hout

I think your point is rather orthogonal to the point of the post.

You're talking about subsidizing certain parts of our society because they are important. And I completely agree with that. But where that money would come from is a different matter, and getting it directly from WFH is just one of many options.

What the post above discusses is: should a given amount of economic effort be taxed the same, more or less depending on whether it's done from home or at a place of work. That economic effort could indeed be things like software development, but could just as well include the 'important stuff' I referred to above.

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Haris Secic

My point is if you want country to shine you must take part in it. If you complain about taxes avoid Nordics. I moved to Sweden to pay taxes so I know they have at least some purpose in contrast to my country where I had bigger standard being a software developer but people couldn't affored basic life necessities with their pensions. Think companies shoud pay more taxes? We'll if my client tried it they would fire more people than they did since they wouldn't have money so in result less people work less tax incom for country more social cases. It always starts with you as a person not x,y, or z. No one has to agree with this one but that's why you try to move to a country that suits your needs. I avoided US because I think it's too capitalist and only money focused.

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I think it's too capitalist and only money focused.

Not gonna disagree with you, there. And it's lead to a lot of corruption, both in the private and public sectors. I often feel like too many guys took that "Greed is Good." line from Gordon Gekko in "Wall Street" a little too far.

But I just think we should have a care about what we're setting up as an alternative to the "Greed is Good" mantra. "Privilege is Bad" doesn't seem so great, either, to me. And it seems some people, especially Activist "Scholars," are a little too eager to jockey for that influential position of deciding who's got the "Privilege" and who's the "Disadvantaged Groups."

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Haris Secic

I'm not a philosoher I'm a simple man so I don't think too much. You can help by giving more. Do it or reject it. Vote it out if required but I don't buy those long explenations about how it's hidden agenda or not well planned or so. I look at what's happening here in nordics and elswhere. They also have problems it's not perfect of course. And it looks like they're leaning more and more towards hard capitalism because a lot of people got to confortable not worrying. But comparing it to others I'll pay my dues to keep the system running as long as possible. You either defend your income or you don't belive it will be properly regulated, in other words, you don't trust your goverment if you need to fight this. I belive if it was introduced in nordics, Germany, Singapore, South Korea, Japan and such it would be good enough. Reason is that these countries are not to much in the headlines fot coruption.

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Yeah. Ya can't trust most of the "-isms."