Not that we continue to be tax-obsessed or anything, but
there's a good
op-ed column from Yaron Brook at Forbes convincingly decrying the
proliferation of nanny-statism via the tax code. Examples aplenty. The
If government were restricted to its proper functions--police, courts and a strong military to defend individual rights against physical force and fraud--our 66,000-page coercive tax code would be a thing of the past. What's more, a great burden would be lifted, not just from the economy, but from our lives.What he said. (Via GeekPress.)
Imagine reasserting ourselves as rational, sovereign individuals, whose rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness include the right to choose values without asking society's permission--and without chasing our own money, like lab rats sniffing cheese, down the twisting corridors of a labyrinthine tax code.
It's kind of old—three whole days!—but lovers of irony
will appreciate Bill Bradley's inside account of how Obama's
pop-lefty sociology on bitter small-town voters made it into the
Huffington Post, with Arianna Huffington herself weighing
in from the South Pacific, where she was vacationing on David Geffen's
I like to imagine that at some point she said, "No, of course Obama's comments don't sound elitist to me, darling! Don't be silly! … No, I asked around, and nobody else here thinks they're elitist either."
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Yes, that last item contained, arguably, a pun. Those responsible have