So, the podcast linked below discusses the case of two lawyers who noticed that the import tax for “dolls” (toys that depict human beings) is 12%, whereas the import tax for “toys” (toys that depict something other than humans, e.g. robots or vehicles) is only 6.8%. They knew that their customer was classifying their products as “dolls” and if they could get them to re-classify them as “toys”, they could save a ton of cash.
The customer? Marvel. The “dolls”? X-Men action figures.
So, here we have a real-life, honest-to-goodness case of the debate on whether mutants are human beings or not. And it would benefit Marvel, creator of said mutants, to admit that they really are NOT human. It makes me wonder about some point in the future when mutants are actually discovered, and some lawyer pulls out a case from way back in 2011 that proved that mutants are not human beings.
It could happen.