Quote of the Day: Taxation is Theft


Regular visitors of the internet would be familiar with a particularly epic meme, a meme which has developed through the ages via various philosophers, economists, and the occasional tea party. It has been best expressed by Murray Rothbard, a libertarian, economist of the Austrian School of economics, and student of Ludwig von Mises, a man whom, like many of the greatest (or actual) intellectuals of the twentieth century, spent many of his years in marxist-dominated fields, only to transcend the discipline and influence generations after him:

“Taxation is theft, purely and simply even though it is theft on a grand and colossal scale which no acknowledged criminals could hope to match. It is a compulsory seizure of the property of the State’s inhabitants, or subjects.”

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