On passing laws and pointing guns

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February 23, 2012
Bleeding Heart Libertarians
by Matt Zwolinski  
Posted in Commentary

"Libertarians sometimes take their analogies too far. From the plausible insight that taxation is like forced labor certain respects, they jump to the entirely implausible conclusion that taxation is forced labor. To libertarians, this move appears to be a penetrating insight into the 'essence' of taxation. To non-libertarians, it appears to be a kind of stubborn blindness to the multitude of respects in which the phenomena are different. Other examples, unfortunately, abound." (02/23/12)


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