Albert Einstein on the Income Tax

Albert Einstein on the Income Tax

What I don’t understand about the income tax is how a free people could ever accept the principle of slavery that it represents. The underlying basis for the income tax is that someone – in this case, the politicians calling themselves “the government” – claims to have a better right to the fruits of your labor than you do yourself, and to have the right to decide how much of your own labor you are allowed to keep.

That is the very definition of slavery.

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"Dunrobin MacDhai" is a name I picked for myself decades ago, when I was in the SCA, in tribute to my Scots heritage. I always liked the Scottish name Dunrobin, and MacDhai is a Gaelic variation on my family's Clan name. I am a gay man in my sixties who finally accepted himself and came back out of the closet after more than 30 years of celibacy. A lover of Liberty, I am an anarchist and do not believe in the myth of "authority", whether it's the "State" or organized religion.

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