Re: Need to tax fun
Let the time of each be valued equally - sufficient for life, and let all contribute.
Interesting. However, if you value everyone's time equally, there is little incentive for a person to better themselves.
Let us take 2 people. A is highly intelligent, B is near the bottom end of the intelligence scale. A could be a scientists, or a mathematician, or an engineer. B can only do "menial" work, labouring or stacking shelves. In our system, A would go to university and get a good, well paid job. B would work for a supermarket. They would both do their best, to achieve the best wages and/or quality of life they possibly can.
Now, move to a world where all time is valued equally. While going to university, getting a good education and getting a good job can be their own rewards, they often come with a great deal of stress. As all jobs are valued equally, what is to stop A from taking a job which does not tax him? He could work as a low-end office worker, pushing papers. Boring, yes, but easy and stress free. He can coast through life, getting paid exactly the same as someone of the same intelligence who chooses to work hard. He is also depriving the world of his contribution. Meanwhile, B is in the same position as before, albeit with possibly a little more pay.
So, to make this fair, we would need to grade people on their abilities, and pay them in relation to the "effort" they put in, and how close to their maximum potential they are working. But how would one objectively measure this?
So, as you can see, this is not a simple system to administer fairly. It would be easier to administer it fairly than the current system, but is more likely to create an unfair system where effort is not rewarded.