Tanning Tax Takes On Bronze Ideal of Beauty

Let's state the obvious, immutable fact. People hit tanning beds in accordance with a very simple idea: W.P.T.T.L.B.B. White People Think They Look Better Brown. It's an idea so deeply embedded in our culture that nothing can change it. Except, perhaps, a new tax -- a tax on tanning. Kris Hart owns a tanning salon in Washington, D.C. Don't even get him started on the federal tanning tax that kicks in this summer. "Honestly, I think the tax was just something that was thrown in because...Full Story
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