Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Last Stop: East Germany

A very short one today as I spent the morning moving one of our son's last odds and ends back from his successful college years.

Hillary Clinton recently said she would impose a tax on companies who left the country. It would be a punitive one to flog them for going somewhere else. Someone likened it to the tax the Nazis placed on Jews who wanted to emigrate.

I thought that a bit much, but it did put me in mind of East Germany. Instead of making the country a place people wanted to live, they turned it into a giant prison camp. In this case, the barbed wire would take the form of high taxes.

Why do these progressive workers' paradise things always end up with walls and guards?

1 comment:

IlĂ­on said...

Because otherwise people "vote with their feet".