MYTH: Taxes should not be greater for polluting large accident rate industries.
TRUTH: Money or tax penalties for dangerous industries and businesses are necessary to motivate them to become less polluting and less dangerous in the future and they need not have insurance coverage if the government gets a higher tax and can afford to pay for the dangerous health hazards to the public which cause illness and injury. Extra government tax revenue from these dangerous industries and businesses can pay insurance claims and medical bills without a middle man which are the insurance companies.
The truth is that businesses can only be controlled with taxes and laws which control safety standards and include the pollution levels of toxic chemicals. Polluting and very unsafe businesses should be most taxed and in the future national and international monopolies should also be greatly taxed. Unsafe businesses cause many injured workers existing as unemployed and destitute so they should either be mandatorily insured or should pay greater taxes which are proportional to their accident rates and not be insured by a private insurance company.
All employed individuals should be taxed and there should be a national sales tax on goods to decrease consumption and to help the growing numbers of unemployed and destitute citizens.
Nontoxically polluting and nonmonopoly businesses should not be taxed but should be motivated to compete with each other for monopoly rank.
Conglomerates should be taxed if some of their subsidiary businesses are polluters or if some of them are monopolies. This will motivate conglomerates to exclude toxically polluting and monopoly businesses and it will simplify government tax forms because there will be independence between taxed and nontaxed businesses and percentage rate calculations of the taxed and the nontaxed business enterprises will not have to be made. Conglomerates would not be tempted to commingle funds to help an unprofitable polluting business subset.
Taxation of corporations will exist simplified since there will exist independence between toxically polluting businesses and monopoly businesses and the most desirable organically or biodegradable polluting and stable material recyclable polluting nonmonopoly businesses which should not be taxed at all. eg.
certified organic restaurants would not be taxed and
certified organic farmers would not be taxed and
certified organic flower and plant growers would not be taxed and
certified organic domestic animal producers using organic food to feed the animals would not be taxed and
certified wholesalers of organic food would not be taxed and
landscapers using organically grown plants and lawnmower humans would not be taxed even if they mow chemically treated lawns and plants and
vehicle rental companies would not be taxed and
car dealerships and vehicle repair shops would not be taxed as long as they recycled their toxic waste products or put them in nonpolluting containers and
repair people and repair companies for homes would not be taxed and
wholesalers and retailers of building and car supply businesses would not be taxed.
Primary manufacturers of materials for vehicle parts or house parts from raw materials which cause polluting byproducts in the air and/or land and/or water would be taxed. (containerization and nonpolluting storage of most of the toxic pollutants but not including carbon dioxide which is a natural environmental gas used by plants could be containerized for at least 200 years and could qualify for a large tax decrease)
What constitutes a monopoly? An absolute monopoly with 100% control of the market is very rare and unusual so perhaps about 95% control of the market for goods or services should be a standard used to label a business a monopoly.
Also price fixing is possible through collusion by more than one company so a difference in wholesale price of 5% or less can be considered monopoly pricing policy by two or more companies.
Gasoline wholesale prices may not vary more than by 5% so most gasoline companies can be labeled monopoly companies and can be taxed. The real reason oil companies should be taxed is that oil refineries pollute the environment with toxic chemicals and this is the primary reason why they should be paying taxes.
The truth is that monopoly businesses in the future should mean less choice in the variety of products on the market.
Small companies on the internet will always offer specialty products not existing locally. Even when art and craft products should severely decrease in popularity there will always be some who will continue to pursue classic art and craft skills and try to sell the archaic products on the internet and other places.
Nuclear and coal power could be used to efficiently power electric vehicles when the supply of gasoline decreases but nuclear and coal power will end at some point in the future and a switch to renewable sources of energy is a predictive reality.
The only renewable source of energy which is worth pursuing intensely is solar power.
Switching only to natural gas is insanity and very inefficient for the long duration because natural gas is not dense enough and is even rarer than gasoline in the earth’s crust. Temporary switching to natural gas for trucks is not cost effective in the long duration and gas heating of homes in the short duration is a good means to use this nonrenewable relatively scarce resource.
The energy business is the most important business because how we use energy and in what form we use it determines how efficient a society is with energy. The more efficient the energy use with renewable forms of energy is the more just the society can be. A just society also means that the energy is used primarily for useful survival based behavior and not the pursuit of trivial behavior.
Businesses should continue to centralize in huge megastores such as WalMart and Costco and Sam’s Club with one stop shopping for everything concept. Instead of commuting to many buying centers only a few buying centers should exist for suburban areas which survive the necessary movement towards urbanization.
Fewer workers should be necessary because of standardized parts and the fact that modern scanning machines and robotized stocking machines and automated credit verification techniques will soon replace cashiers and most goods stacking workers.
Food businesses with fresh perishable organic produce should be desired by the urban health conscious and there should always be a choice of new foods and new food crazes which one can follow which are imported from many areas of the world. Some supermarkets are slow in providing much organic produce so specialty supermarkets and organic food franchises may have to compete to accelerate the movement towards certified organic farming produce.
Service stations should continue to carry large volume food and drinks and dry goods in the transitional period. The only subsets of small towns should be robotized service stations within the country which will service the largely national traffic which should still exist in every region of the country.
Businesses in small towns should go bankrupt as more and more humans move into larger urban areas where commuting is more economical. The truth is that service stations in the future can be automated and there should be no need for many humans to live in the middle of the country. Only robots will service these service stations on a regular basis.
The internet should be the source of most rare or specialty goods and only frequently used standardized goods should be available in local stores and local service stations.
The truth is that businesses should be given government tax incentives to move to primary urban centers along the coast of the southern states where there is adequate water.
Snow free living can be the most economical lifestyle in the long duration. The truth is that monopoly businesses will standardize goods and an unnecessary excess supply of varied goods could be reduced to an efficient minimum.
With an ever increasing number of unemployed and destitute citizens and a severe decrease in bodily tourism it makes sense that vacant hotels and motels can be temporarily purchased by the government and used as residences for the vast numbers of unemployed and destitute citizens in the transitional phase to primarily urban communal living.