If We Build It, You Will InnovateBy http://profile.typepad.com/1237764140s22740 // October 15, 2010 in Legislation & Public Policy
In the debate over whether the State of Washington should impose an income tax, the best thinking I've seen has come from Nick Hanauer during an event this week at the Tacoma campus of the University of Washington.
Hanauer makes the point that we shouldn't be surprised to find innovation thriving best in regions that tax more. He argues that there is a correlation between tax burden and quality of public education and infrastructure.
I didn't go to the event in Tacoma but I did catch a portion of it on the Washington State Public Affairs TV Network. Here's a clip of Hanauer making his point colorfully. (It runs a minute and 37 seconds.)