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    0-10% flat tax rate.

    The happiest, most free, most prosperous societies in history, always had a tax rate of about 10%. (friedman).

    A 10% flat tax will leave the government extremely small. There's nothing there to lobby for or to take from the rest of society. There's no pension fund, no education fund, nor healthcare fund to plunder. Those that rise to the top are there for honest reasons. And they have the skills, resources and talent to wipe away ailments of the people. And it's always this way.

    And if a man so happens to wipe away hunger from the face of the Earth through his new genetic methods, should this man pay more than the rest of society? doesn't he have the resources to employ thousands of people? To raise the quality of life to all those who join him in his venture?

    And such a man existed, and yet, the 99% never knew his name nor thought to have asked.
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    Quote Originally Posted by durentu View Post
    0-10% flat tax rate.

    The happiest, most free, most prosperous societies in history, always had a tax rate of about 10%. (friedman).

    A 10% flat tax will leave the government extremely small. There's nothing there to lobby for or to take from the rest of society. There's no pension fund, no education fund, nor healthcare fund to plunder. Those that rise to the top are there for honest reasons. And they have the skills, resources and talent to wipe away ailments of the people. And it's always this way.

    And if a man so happens to wipe away hunger from the face of the Earth through his new genetic methods, should this man pay more than the rest of society? doesn't he have the resources to employ thousands of people? To raise the quality of life to all those who join him in his venture?

    And such a man existed, and yet, the 99% never knew his name nor thought to have asked.
    Well said.
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    Quote Originally Posted by durentu View Post
    0-10% flat tax rate.

    The happiest, most free, most prosperous societies in history, always had a tax rate of about 10%. (friedman)...
    Russia and Iraq are lovely examples of this: pure bastions of freedom and happiness.
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    Oh our 3rd person reference to ourselves denotes nothing more than we realize we are epic characters on the forum.

    Narcissism, plain and simple.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Falcarius View Post
    Russia and Iraq are lovely examples of this: pure bastions of freedom and happiness.
    you silly... A -> B doesn't imply B -> A

    lolz
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    Quote Originally Posted by durentu View Post
    you silly... A -> B doesn't imply B -> A

    lolz
    When one has to resort to ad hominem they are nearing the abyss. When one uses a straw man argument they are in the abyss.

    The quote attributed to Friedman implied a country would become richer, happier and more free if they had tax of near 10%, since the ''most prosperous societies in history, always had a tax rate of about 10%''. Which fails to explain why Russia, Belarus, Iraq, and Saudi Arabia are not the ''happiest, most free, most prosperous societies in history'', while they all have flat tax of near 10%. Also, it fails to explain why Scandinavian countries rate among the happiest but pay amongst the highest tax in the world.

    Falcarius was merely pointing out the whole argument that ''most prosperous societies in history, always had a tax rate of about 10%'' is wrong: he believes the link between tax, prosperity, happiness is minimal to non-existent.

    What part of the that was so hard to comprehend?
    Quote Originally Posted by Thalassa View Post
    Oh our 3rd person reference to ourselves denotes nothing more than we realize we are epic characters on the forum.

    Narcissism, plain and simple.

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    I guess humility and patience is in short supply these days...
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    Quote Originally Posted by durentu View Post
    you silly... A -> B doesn't imply B -> A

    lolz
    not(A) -> not(B) does imply B -> A, however.

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    91-99% has the highest score?
    ....please shoot me
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    These poll results are ridiculous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elfboy View Post
    91-99% has the highest score?
    ....please shoot me
    Yeah.

    I guess we are on the Sovietburo Central, not on Typology Central.
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