tax and behavior modification

we should tax only activities that we, as a society, wish to discourage. in particular, we should not tax any of the following things which we currently do tax:

– personal income
– buying things
– owning property
– dying

instead, we should tax and/or increase tax on:

+ drug use (alcohol, cigarettes, yet to be legalized drugs)
+ prostitution
+ gambling
+ junk food/fast food/red meat
+ religious donations (preferably at 100%)
+ religious salaries/televangelists
+ religious land holdings
+ alternative “medicine”
+ non-electric cars & gas
+ advertising
+ elective surgery
+ tanning salons
+ having children
+ guns, gun ownership
+ tickets to sports games
+ corporate income (a corporation’s profit)

maybe there’s more?

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