I choose to advocate for sales taxes to replace income taxes so consumers know how much it costs them to give their life for Koch trinkets and ‘jobs’ to buy crap they don’t need with money they don’t have.
Double the rate and increase the prebate (UBI) until the air is clean and people do everything for themselves locally.
The rich get richer because the poor work for them to buy their shiny, noisy crap with money we don’t have.
Most of the corruption of our government begins with the income tax codes. Nobody really reads it or can follow it legally, so it’s just a paper weight on our souls.
Sales taxes are less regressive than gentrification (millions of petrodollars (they’re almost ALL petrodollars at some point) spent to make a silk purse out of sow’s ears).
Instead of a slab, I’m thinking of using a daisy wheel printer on stainless shim stock. It will be packed in oil inside granite, but placed in some kind of stainless boat with a radioactive marker beacon. You don’t want it to be subducted by plate tectonics. Maybe put it on Mars or Titan or one of Neptune’s moons. Then it can just say, “Don’t even go there.”