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russilwvong5 karma

Any thoughts on the BCHAF proposal vs. the provincial transfer tax vs. Vancouver's vacant-property tax? I'm wondering why the BCHAF proposal hasn't gone anywhere.

Thanks for all the investigative work you've been doing!

russilwvong3 karma

There's an old programming joke: You have problem X. You decide to solve it by doing Y. But Y is harder than X. So now you have two problems!

Is it really that hard to solve the climate-change problem, in comparison with trying to fundamentally change capitalism? (British Columbia introduced a carbon tax back in 2008 without crashing its economy; the IMF reports that there's significant national-level benefits to reducing CO2 emissions, even without considering the global benefit of counteracting climate change; the US and China, the world's two largest CO2 emitters, just reached an agreement on reducing emissions.)

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Thanks Kathy!