Carbon taxes that focus on luxury consumption are fairer than those that tax all emissions equally

I am not fundamentally opposed to higher consumption taxes on true luxury goods – in the end, we all chose what we spend our cash on and if we really want to go for the bling, then at least we had a part in the decision. That’s fairer than income taxes where you have no choice at all. That being said, it’s a concealment debate as the really important question should be “What other tax are we going to lose for the carbon tax?”. Because if we don’t reduce or eliminate other taxes it’s just going to raise the overall tax level. And those are already way too high in pretty much all developed countries. I am not even talking about the lack of a scientific foundation for a carbon tax. 

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