Should Governments Be Bribing Seniors to Volunteer?

Source: Foundation for Economic Education
by Chris Baecker

“Donating time is a virtuous activity. Parishioners volunteer for church. Parents help with their kids’ school functions. Citizens clean up parks. Some state and local governments have monetized this by offering volunteering seniors a break on their property taxes. While total elimination of this odious tax is the ultimate goal, any reduction of it in the interim will do. There are a few problems with such carve-outs though.” (06/12/22)