Harvard prof says tax based on height

Tall people make more money compared to short people, and Harvard economics professor Greg Mankiw argues they should be taxed accordingly.

Should the income tax system include a tax credit for short taxpayers and a tax surcharge for tall ones? This paper shows that the standard utilitarian framework for tax policy analysis answers this question in the affirmative.

I say we already are. Big and tall clothes sometimes cost more than average height clothes. Make sure you read the full PDF of the paper. Very tongue-in-cheek. For the record, Iā€™m 6ā€™6ā€.

April 22, 2007 @ 11:30am