Un'idea interessante da Al Gore. Invece di tassare i redditi, tassare le emissioni di sostanze inquinanti. Abbiamo bisogno di idee innovative, altrimenti non ne usciamo fuori. Questa potrebbe essere la chiave di volta di un sistema che ci fa uscire dalla spirale suicida dei consumi e del cambiamento climatico
Gore says tax pollution, not payrolls
By Gertrude Chavez-Dreyfuss Mon Sep 18, 5:27 PM ET
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Former U.S. Vice President
Al Gore on Monday suggested taxing carbon dioxide emissions instead of employees' pay in a bid to stem global warming.
"Penalizing pollution instead of penalizing employment will work to reduce that pollution," Gore said in a speech at New York University School of Law.
The pollution tax would replace all payroll taxes, including those for
Social Security and unemployment compensation, Gore said. He said the overall level of taxation, would remain the same.
"Instead of discouraging businesses from hiring more employees it would discourage business from producing more pollution," Gore said.
Gore, a longtime environmentalist, also proposed that the United States re-join any successor to the U.N. Kyoto Protocol for curbing global warming beyond 2012.
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