memo 1 for marketing - To Dr S H Godar From Daniel...

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To: Dr. S. H. Godar From: Daniel Barrechia Due Date: 2/10/2016 Subject: Memo 1 In this memo I will discuss whether or not the U.S. should adopt Swiss ticketing policies similar to the ones exemplified on Blackboard by Dr. Godar. To the typical American, a fine of 1 million dollars seems absurd, seeing as we have a fixed fine for all people no matter their income. To the Swiss, this fine is very possible if a person with enough money is being fined considering their fine rates fluctuate depending on the income of the person being fined. A lot Americans will probably argue against adopting this policy, considering it unfair to the rich person, but when you analyze the numbers, it’s the middle class who is fined unfairly in our current system. Let’s say you make 30 thousand dollars a year. If you get a ticket for traveling 25 miles over the speed limit, you are fined $263. This comes out to be about 0.8% of your income. So you are fined 0.8% of your income for travelling 25 over when making 30k a year. If you’re someone
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Unformatted text preview: who makes 10 million a year and get the same ticket, it comes out being 0.0026% of your income. So if you’re making 10mil a year, you get fined .0026% of your income for travelling 25 mph over the limit. The fine obviously affects the person making 30k more than it does the millionaire because they are probably on a weekly budget to begin with. The fine to a millionaire is practically a penny. So do you think that is a fair system? Or is the Swiss system that fines depending on the income rate is fair? The Swiss system seems to be fairer than the American. It also probably has better economic benefits for the government. So I don’t think America should adopt identical policies, but we should definitely be open to influence from policies from countries like Switzerland who currently have smoother and better run economies than we do. In some ( a lot actually ) American is not always the best....
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  • Spring '14
  • ElishaGurfein
  • Million, Fine, Dr. S. H. Godar, S. H. Godar

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