Sweden proposes tax breaks for repairing things, extra tax on unrepairable things


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Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2016/09/26/sweden-proposes-tax-breaks-for.html


Swedish law will let you write off the money you spend fixing things rather than trashing them
#2

It’s a worthy goal to incentivize product design that promotes repair, but I’m leery of this approach because it seems likely to be a regressive tax. (“Resources that go into goods” is broad enough to cover just about anything anyone buys; and proportionally, poorer people spend more of their income than richer people.)


#3

Cough


#4

Recycling will also gain tax breaks.


#5

The ad for the fleecing of America is rather misleading.


#6

Interesting idea. Hopefully it works.


#7

Planned obsolescence is a scheme fit only for the lives of it’s progenitors.

But I suppose this response is more civilized.


#8

Fuck yeah. Go Sweden.


#9

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