The Meaning of Income Taxation

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“The government says to the citizen: Your earnings are not exclusively your own; we have a claim on them, and our claim precedes yours; we will allow you to keep some of it, because we recognize your need, not your right; but whatever we grant you for yourself is for us to decide.”

–Frank Chodorov, The Income Tax: Root of All Evil, Chapter 3

Sounds kind of like Marx’s theory of “subsistence wages,” doesn’t it?

2:18 pm on April 15, 2013