The Land of the Free

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"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!

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