[discuss] Just Net Coalition contribution on Principles for Netmundial.br
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Fri Mar 7 18:25:30 UTC 2014
At 07:32 07-03-2014, Milton L Mueller wrote:
>Is there any economic evidence for this assertion?
I'll skip the question.
>Also, what about consumers and end users? What if the taxes imposed
>by certain governments are crippling and overly large, and stifle
>commerce and exploit consumers simply to fund corrupt officials?
A government sets the tax rates. That rate can be overly large; it
can stifle commerce. It would be a matter for the people being
governed to decide what they want to do about it.
I would not argue that there isn't corruption. I would not consider
that as an internet problem.
>Crippling tariffs are NOT an unusual occurrence in developing
>countries. This kind of overreaching routinely produces various
>kindsof arbitrage. Undermining the ability of consumers to engage in
>such arbitrage to get needed products and services is not a good thing.
I do not understand how the above can affect a person from a
developed country. There is an existing venue for discussing about
trade and tariffs.
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