Alex Merced introduces his idea for tax reform known as "The Progress Tax" which is a tax system built to appeal to all parts of the political spectrum.
Simplifies Taxation - By replacing the current income tax with a 15% flat tax on all incomes over $100,000 it reduces the tax burden for a large part of the population and simplifies and increases transparency for the rest.
Social Outreach - By replacing most government department with a single "Social Transparency" department with providing transparency of approved charities who's donations can be used to reduce income and estate tax bills.
This is a not a perfect solution, but possibly a politically viable one.
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