Larry Sharpe, A Candidate With Better Ideas
  • Show: Reason
  • Host: John Stossel
  • Title: Larry Sharpe, A Candidate With Better Ideas
  • Date: October 17, 2018

In New York, Democratic governor Andrew Cuomo wants to raise taxes.

But John Stossel interviews an interesting candidate with a different plan — Libertarian Larry Sharpe. He proposes better ways to raise money.

One idea is to lease naming rights on public infrastructure.

“The Tri-borough Bridge could be called the Staples Bridge, or the Apple Bridge,” Sharpe explains to Stossel. “Hundreds of thousands of vehicles pass by, and see that big sign. That’s valuable!”

Sharpe says it’s necessary, “You can shake your fist and say ‘this doesn’t sound good’ if you want to. And you’re going to wind up in a place where the tax burden is insanely high.” That, he points out, would lead to more businesses and people leaving New York.

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