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Discussion on: 5% privilege tax for working remotely?

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András Tóth

It pissed me off as well.

If you work from home, you still go to lunch (except pandemic time), but to a local restaurant. It means that the folks who live in the area also does not need to commute because they can sell their expertise right where they live.

As a ripple effect smaller towns will see more investment, and bigger cities might see actual affordable rent and housing prices.

And then there is the green factor to it: less commute less energy wasted. If we want to tax anyone it's the people who roam in huge SUVs: a ton of steel and machinery moves around one 100 kg dude back and forth twice a day.