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


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

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.)




Recycling will also gain tax breaks.


The ad for the fleecing of America is rather misleading.


Interesting idea. Hopefully it works.


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

But I suppose this response is more civilized.


Fuck yeah. Go Sweden.


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