The Taxocrat Manifesto

You have the responsibility to pay taxes and to not infringe on another’s ability to pay their taxes, and from that, derives your rights to life, liberty, and property.

I’m still not sure exactly if this is a work of satire, or a legitimately interesting thought experiment on the structure and workings of governments. The concept is easy to laugh off, why on Earth would we seek to live in a world which flagrantly derives all that is sacred on such a flawed and human institution as taxes?

In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.

But sometimes the most insightful ideas are the ones which are drawn in jest. If Benjamin Franklin could joke about the inevitability of both institutions, maybe the latter can too be transcendental.

The Libertarian Fallacy

The idea of a taxocracy didn’t just spontaneously emerge, it’s kind of the absurd culmination of several fairly reasonable ideas. The first of which, is what I call the libertarian fallacy.

 


 

I wrote this draft 5 years ago and never ended up finishing it so I might as well dump it here now.

Advertisements

About antimatter15

I am literally an upside down penguin. No, I'm not a gas mask, which I have been told this profile pic looks like in low resolutions (or squinting). But I have one. Or at least I'd like to pretend I do so you don't chloroform me. In truth, I only have eye protection, because apparently hackers can make your PC explode. Literally. Cool right? Well, that's why I have these safety googles within an arm's length - Well, for that or if I need to peel an orange.
This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s