Tuesday, March 1, 2011

How to Raise Government Revenues without Raising Taxes

The federal government should take a page out of England's play book and start selling titles:

How much would captains of industry, who already believe they are entitled, be willing to pay to have it made official?

Here's a rudimentary schedule of prices:

Lordship: $100 million
Dukedom: $50 million
Knighthood: $25 million

What would they be getting for their money? Only what many citizens of Commonwealth countries already enjoy: the privilege of being called Lord, Lady, Duke, Duchess, Sir, or Dame.

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