Some recent links of note:
- The right-wing British press is aghast at news that the Extinction Rebellion movement plans to add tax resistance to its tactics. However, I haven’t seen anything about this from Extinction Rebellion itself, so I’m left wondering whether this is just a manufactured brouhaha for headlines. That movement did launch a brief council tax strike in London last year, but as far as I have been able to tell, nothing much came of it.
- During the Great Depression, property taxes went up even as people became increasingly unable to pay. A result was organized taxpayer leagues and property tax strikes. Stephen Mihm, at Bloomberg Opinion, wonders whether such tax revolts might return as businesses shutter and rent strikes bloom, reducing the ability to pay of property owners.
- The number of Americans who renounced their U.S. citizenship reached an all-time high in .
- Attacks on traffic ticket robots continue in Europe, with recent attacks in France and Italy and yet more in France. The number of tickets and the revenue from them were both down about 25% last year in France.