John Covalesky submitted an email to Dave Farber’s Interesting People mailing list that contained a semi-revolutionary idea that I’d love to see some politician take up. He points out that corporations avoid billions of dollars in taxes every year through various loopholes. He suggests that we should take away these loopholes and provide the same amount in tax incentives to corporations for providing employees with benefits like more paid time off or tuition assistance. If these taxes are going unpaid anyway, it certainly seems like we could change things so that this underpayment better serves society.