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    incentive for introducing this legislation was to reduce the consumption of plastic bags and the resulting effects of littering on the landscape. The effect of the product tax on the consumption of plastic bags was dramatic—a reduction of over 90% in the first year and the associated reduction of littering in rural landscapes (Convery et al., 2007). Costs of administration amounted to 3% of total revenues collected, partly because it was possible to integrate tax collection into the existing Value Added Tax reporting systems. In 2007, in response to a slippage in performance,…

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    government owes’ [6]. Prime Minister Abe’s initial strategy was a gradual increase in consumption tax rates but has since been put on hold as the first wave of increases led to a recession in April 2014. As recently reported by the Japan Times, there is expected to be a reduction in taxes for selected products, but only to lessen the impact of increasing consumption tax from 8% to 10% in April 2017 [7]. While it may seem counterintuitive to implement a series of tax hikes while attempting to…

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    their view on their child’s education. Although they make compelling arguments, what they fail to realize is their future, as well as their children’s, is dependent on the education they receive. Although many measures implemented to increase taxes were defeated, other actions that were approved for these schools have been effective. In San Francisco, the Quality Teacher and Education Act was implemented to recognize teacher performance, and to increase salaries in for teachers in hard to staff…

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    Encourage Consumerism

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    surfaced our economy within the recent years in regards to American consumption and over spending in the economy. Some may argue the positive effects of encouraged consumerism such as stimulations and growth in the economy. Likewise, studies show the destruction of the global environment is being fueled by the demand to spend by Americans. Resources used by Americans…

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    Gregory Mankiw said in his article, Much to Love, and Hate, in a VAT, that the American tax system is clearly inefficient and inhibits the economy’s ability to reach its full potential. Taxing consumption is better than taxing income, and a value-added tax does exactly that. The value added tax system (VAT) is a form of consumption tax. In short the VAT is attached to each stage of a product’s sale price. Thus, when a product or service is acquired a value tax is added to the transaction. The…

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    and the environment. One of the problems that M.T Anderson exaggerates is the use of hyper consumerism. You see this when violet’s Dad continues to tell Titus about himself when he visits Violet for the first time in since the break up, ”We Americans are interested only in the consumption of our products. We have no interest in how they are produced, or what happens to them once we discard them, once we throw them away”( Anderson 290). Violet’s dad has a very good point, in this novel you are…

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    The Gospel of Consumption is a very difficult idea to analyze. There are countless moving parts and seemingly endless variables because of how diverse and complex society is as a whole. There is no one solution to its many problems and many ways to improve upon what is good about it. Despite its flaws, it is necessary for modern society to exist. We are a part of it because this is the way humans have decided to live their lives. In the old days, mostly everyone provided for themselves. They…

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    States is one of the most materialistic countries and that is because consumption has become a normal thing in today’s time. However, a few months of bliss is not a valid excuse for the damage consumption causes. The online article “Consumerism: Causes and Impacts.” written by Siddhant Sadangi, discusses the causes of consumerism and the negative impacts consumption has on society. In Annie Leonard’s Story of Stuff, she elaborates on how consumption affects the environment. The…

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    Generations seem more consumed with the idea of changing the usual status quo. Over university, they are choosing college and alternate forms of education, some even forgoing continued education institutions. Instead of average eight hour a day jobs, there are entrepreneurs who become self-made CEO’s and start businesses on social media platforms like Instagram and Twitter. Unfortunately one tradition that many have chosen to continue from our parents past is astronomical amounts of debt (Alini…

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    Introduction Unleashed, created by a business at Butler University, is an advanced product, currently in the process of development, that completely revolutionizes the dog walking experience. It takes a once strenuous task and changes it into a stress free and positive experience for the pet as well as his owner. Unleashed is a collar that allows you to unleash your canine and go for walks without the hassle of lunging and pulling. With this product, pet owners can venture out with their pups…

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