Here, let me try and get your attention again: The IRS is looking into ways to tax gains in a video game.
That's right: THE IR-fricken'-S IS STUDYING WAYS TO TAX VIRTUAL GAINS IN A VIRTUAL WORLD.
Do I think they'll come up with a way to implement it? No.
Do I think it's some final threat to the Republic, or a harbinger of some Neal Stephenson-esque societal change? No.
What annoys me is the fact that some idiot thinks it's an idea even worth looking into. What really annoys me is that my very non-virtual tax dollars are being
The thing that really really annoys me is the precedent set for local governments who, if anything, are even less bound by the constraints of the practical than the student-government dweebs who've grown up to infest DC. Can you imagine the dollar signs dancing in the eyes of the Knox County commission when they realize I built a hotel on Boardwalk five years ago? Think of the back property taxes I must owe...