If you could legally pay whatever income tax you wanted, what fraction of your earnings would you give the government?
If you knew that everyone would have to pay that exact same fraction of their incomes, would you choose any differently?
- What fraction of what you currently own would you give to the government if you knew that everyone else would have to give the same?
To be financially secure, do you work harder at anticipating risks so you can avoid them, or at building a cushion so you can withstand the unexpected? Which do you think might work better and why?
Would you completely rewrite your child's college application essays if it would help them get into a better school?
- If you did help them, how would you explain to them the difference between this and cheating?