Author Archives: Thomas Colignatus

Don’t tax sweat – An Independent View from Thomas Colignatus

With our intelligence and enterpreneurship we create micro-chips and send crafts into space, but the creation of jobs for the disadvantaged seems out of reach. The rich countries in the world still have a huge pool of unemployment and poverty at the bottom of society. A close analysis gives the insight that we actually create unemployment and poverty ourselves.

The following table gives the legal minimum wage in the US (dollars), in the UK (pounds) and in Holland (euros) as key examples for the rich world. The table is best understood from the principle of “don’t tax sweat”.

That is, workers at the minimum should be exempt from levies.

Posted in Op-eds and The Independent View | 7 Comments
Advert



Recent Comments

  • Peter Martin
    PS @ Joe, "...........it is absolutely not in the hands of the government." Except when it's the Venezuelan govt ?...
  • Peter Martin
    should be: "the chances of vaccinated persons picking up an infection are no less than for the unvaccinated person"...
  • Peter Martin
    @ Jeff, As I think we both agree, the vaccination doesn't prevent anyone being infected. So the chances of vaccinated persons picking up an infection are no ...
  • Peter Martin
    @ Martin Frost, If you are "all for a greater understanding and respect for science" you should know better than to make unsupported assertions like "..........
  • Michael Bukola
    We must show courage in our convictions. What is our purpose if not to protect the vulnerable and safeguard everyone's human rights. If the Party's much heralde...