Comments on: In praise of invisible payments http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2010/02/27/in-praise-of-invisible-payments/ A slice of lime in the soda Sun, 26 Oct 2014 19:05:02 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: traduceri romana daneza http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2010/02/27/in-praise-of-invisible-payments/comment-page-1/#comment-53731 Mon, 29 Sep 2014 14:05:12 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=2739#comment-53731 Before the game, perhaps everyone thought Li Na would win, but certainly can not think she can so “terrorist” to win, after all, Jankovic is a former women “one elder sister”, she in the 3 game of the match against Li Na in the recent three game winning streak

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By: drewbie http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2010/02/27/in-praise-of-invisible-payments/comment-page-1/#comment-12301 Mon, 01 Mar 2010 15:41:38 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=2739#comment-12301 I’d be more inclined to stop a behaviour (video renting) before paying blindly for it.

I don’t mind when taxes are hidden, however. Especially sin type.

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By: dWj http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2010/02/27/in-praise-of-invisible-payments/comment-page-1/#comment-12291 Sat, 27 Feb 2010 16:37:50 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=2739#comment-12291 I agree with you as far as things you know you’re going to purchase at the given price anyway, but you seem to suggest a weird “all-or-nothing” paradigm for willingness to pay. (“Whether I’m willing to pay fees,” versus “how much I’m willing to pay in fees.”) If I work out every time MTA raises its fares that, yes, paying $n a week to use it a certain way is approximately optimal, and then don’t think a whole lot on a day-to-day basis about how much I’m spending, then that makes sense to me. If they raise fares to $10 a ride, just because it doesn’t cause me to start running up credit card debt doesn’t mean I shouldn’t change my behavior, and certainly wouldn’t make it acceptable for them to find a way to charge me without my even knowing how much it costs now. (There’s a reasonable range of ways in which one can define the distinction between making something knowable to the public versus hitting them over the head with it; Felten seems to be insisting that people be hit over the head with it.)

Similarly, I’m comfortable with withholding taxes provided I think people are assessing rationally once in a while exactly how much taxes are costing them. If withholding is the opiate of the masses, designed to be able to tax them more than they would put up with otherwise, then I agree with Felten that it’s a problem.

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By: Gaw http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2010/02/27/in-praise-of-invisible-payments/comment-page-1/#comment-12280 Sat, 27 Feb 2010 04:20:51 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=2739#comment-12280 What I like about the Oyster card (as a Londoner) is it permits a form of tax to be extracted from visitors to the City who don’t bother to get one: Oyster fares are much lower than pay-as-you-go ones. Very politically clever for the former Mayor who introduced it too, as visitors don’t have a vote.

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