A restaurant owner near Baltimore staged the protest you see in the photo above when an $800/year tax was levied by the city on the restaurant’s display of a large pink flamingo statue. Following the protest, the city halved the tax “using different geometry” to measure the bird. Three things:
1. What the heck is “different geometry,” and why wasn’t it used in the first place?
2. Why is the restaurant owner satisfied with this? He is still paying $400 a year to have a bird statue on his own property.
3. If there’s “different geometry” available, can they different-geomotry that tax all the way down to zero?
Hat tip to LewRockwell.com.Published in