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Space: The final(?) frontier of taxation

Conservative Review

In its continuing quest to become a caricature of itself, California is announcing plans for a new tax policy targeting space travel. Commercial spaceflight companies based in the state will be expected to pay a fee to the government for every mile traveled.

If this sounds silly, it’s because it is. Commercial space travel is likely to become a major industry over the next several decades, and I guess California wants to get in early to claim a piece of the pie, but it’s a completely wrong-headed move on a number of levels.

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