lördag 5 januari 2013

Morötter och skådespel

Från The Salt, angående att Spanien höjer skatten på bland annat teaterbiljetter:

"We sell one carrot, which costs 13 euros [$16] -– very expensive for a carrot. But then we give away admission to our shows for free," he explains in Spanish. "So we end up paying 4 percent tax on the carrot, rather than 21 percent, which is the government's new tax rate for theater tickets."

Det är även värt att notera att alternativet till att betala den lägre skattesatsen mycket väl kan vara att teatern helt läggs ner:

When the Spanish government hiked sales tax on theater tickets this past summer, Quim Marcé thought his theater was doomed. With one in four local residents unemployed, Marcé knew that even a modest hike in ticket prices might leave the 300-seat Bescanó municipal theater empty.

"We said, 'This is the end of our theater, and many others.' But then the next morning, I thought, we've got to do something, so that we don't pay this 21 percent, and we pay something more fair," says Marcé in Spanish.

Tidigare citerade Ola Berg skrev i vanlig ordning effektivt på det temat igår på Twitter (bilden klickbar för förstoring):

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