The Land of the Free


I’m back home!

Standing on line at Dulles passport control, I was reminded of a crazy thing I was told in Germany, namely that the U.S. congress recently voted to impose a tax on foreign visitors in order to fund a program aimed at . . . encouraging people to visit the United States. Apparently the idea of encouraging them to visit by not charging a special tax on foreign visitors didn’t occur to them. What a weird idea!