And taxes? Maybe the tax system is the most toxic of all. We want jobs to be created but we tax labor. How stupid is that? Why not shift the whole system in one go. Tax the scarce resources our planet gives us. It will make us reconsider our production methods. Become super-creative.
You claim to be an economist but appear to be overlooking the basic truth of economy: everything reduces to labor. Resources on the vine or in the ground are useless without labor being applied to them. Money is nothing but a token representing the labor it buys, therefore all taxes are taxes on labor.