There is only a certain amount of wealth in the world, this thinking goes. Economics is a matter of acquiring and allocating, not creating. This was the view of the world’s smartest people, all top philosophers and not stupid people, for many thousands of years before the age of the enlightenment. It still is.
I am favor of cutting taxes under any circumstances and for any excuse, for any reason, whenever it’s possible.
There is no difference between the principles, policies and practical results of socialism-and those of any historical or prehistorical tyranny. Socialism is merely democratic absolute monarchy-that is, a system of absolutism without a fixed head, open to seizure of power by all corners, by any ruthless climber, opportunist, adventurer, demagogue or thug.
Inflation is taxation without legislation
Inflation is taxation without representation.
You can’t make a weak man strong by making a strong man weak
A government is a compulsory territorial monopolist of ultimate decision-making (jurisdiction) and, implied in this, a compulsory territorial monopolist of taxation. That is, a government is the ultimate arbiter, for the inhabitants of a given territory, regarding what is just and what is not, and it can determine unilaterally, i.e., without requiring the consent of those seeking justice or arbitration, the price that justice-seekers must pay to the government for providing this service.
Encouragement of sedentarism is perhaps the oldest “state project,” a project related to the second-oldest state project of taxation.
They who employ force by proxy are as much responsible for that force as though they employed it themselves.
When the state itself is held to the same moral standards as everyone else, it dies. And that’s a wonderful thing.