(urth) Gene Wolfe's Politics
rasputin_ at hotmail.com
Thu Mar 26 13:33:07 PDT 2009
I've heard this argument, but there is no background for evaluation on this scale. There has never been what I assume you would consider to be a well-run society that was also a political/economic/military superpower that actively pursues global interests.
If you are suggesting we should give up on trying to be a superpower, or our interventionism (not just in military but in economic terms) then hey, I don't think that's too bad an idea. Though some other people would very likely argue that it could never work and it's not an option for us right now. They might be right, I don't know. But it seems extremely unlikely that we can have our cake (carry on as we do now) and eat it too.
> No, people will pay less taxes and therefore have more money and therefore
> go bankrupt less often.
> Every penny of taxes is robbed at gunpoint from a citizen, mind you.
> You're just not used to living in a well-run society, Dan'l. Where you
> live, the police are at war with the majority section of the population.
> Well-run societies are inexpensive.
> > On Thu, Mar 26, 2009 at 12:25 PM, <brunians at brunians.org> wrote:
> >> A good practical place to start.
> >> You can only make a new tax if you remove two others: you can only raise
> >> a
> >> tax if you reduce other taxes by twice the amount.
> > This is a formula for bankruptcy.
> > --
> > Dan'l Danehy-Oakes
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