Anthony Gill is a professor of political economy at the University of Washington, Seattle.
Free market capitalism naturally seeks ways to be inclusive by trying to attract a wider consumer base.
The opportunity to voluntarily tax yourself at rates you so choose is available to you via the US Treasury.
The danger that individuals often put themselves in comes at a public cost.
Market manipulation would be so much easier if you didn’t declare what your price is relative to the station down the street. And yet, of all the things we buy on a regular basis, the price at the pump is the most visible.