Today, The Economist weighs in on the state's new "pole tax," which wriggles an extra fiver out of a strip-joint patron's wallet before he or she's even in the door. And while The Economist absolutely agrees that the dough's being raised for a good cause -- helping victims of sexual assault -- it also brands the new tax "a bad policy." Why come? Well, among several reasons: "Another gripe is that the tax implies an unfair link between club patronage and sexual violence, though no evidence to support this has been presented." --Robert Wilonsky
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