On Gratitude and Taxes

Published on Thu, 2013-08-08 - 19:44

One of the most damaging ideas of recent history is the idea that taxes are about paying your debt to society.

Originally, taxes was for services rendered. You paid taxes to the king, and he in turn protected you from enemies and enforced law and order. At least, that was the idea.

However, socialism has introduced the idea of taxes being something you owe society by your very existence. At first glimpse, this sounds reasonable. But as we have seen…

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