Apparently in Finland it was the case traffic fines were indexed due to income. Makes a bit of sense, $200 fine for a student could be crippling, but a $200 fine for a billionaire would not register a blip. Anyway......whilst I do support a progressive taxation system, one mustn't get carried away and tax the wealthy into oblivion. Just doesn't make sense, is illogical. To have say a top tax rate of say 85%, as some countries have had, is silly. And I say that as a staunch leftie. It also irritates me when people say 'don't fund private schools with taxpayer money'. This argument is rarely thought through. No funding for private schools means most will close because the required much-higher fees will drive people away. Then the public system which doesn't have a lot of fat in it will be overloaded. That being said some capital expenditure for private schools can be a bit silly sometimes. I don't see why a private school should get a govt funded aquatic centre, whilst the public school has 1/3 of their rooms as demountables. That being said, going to a public school or private school is no real change in educational outcome, looking at a child-by-child basis. I have taught in both, albeit briefly, and have seen kids succeed and fail in both. Much is to be said for attitude, natural ability and basic support from home regarding education and discipline.