A Windfall Popularity Tax

Glasner, David
June 1980
National Review;6/13/1980, Vol. 32 Issue 12, p726
The article proposes a tax system on windfall popularity of U.S. President Jimmy Carter. Upper-tier popularity could be defined between the current popularity of Carter and his public approval at the time of the Afghan invasion. On the other hand, lower-tier popularity would be defined as the difference between the popularity at the time of invasion and his public approval rating just before the taking of the hostages. The proceeds from the Windfall Popularity Tax must be distributed among all other presidential candidates. This can be done by awarding each candidate entitlements to the popularity revenue collected by means of this tax.


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