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  •  Take away the morality and the fairness (11+ / 0-)

    and look at it from the state's perspective.  The state is nominally to provide for the public welfare, so from a rational nation:
    There is a deficit of jobs.  Jobs are important for economic, social and political stability
    There is a sequestered surplus of capital in the hands of an identifiable segment of the population.
    There is a simple way to extract that capital: taxes
    There are simple ways to add jobs to the economy: infrastructure spending, direct hiring by government at all levels, and fully funding unemployment insurance.

    These capitalists generally act harmoniously and in concert to fleece the people, and now that they have got into a quarrel with themselves, we are called upon to appropriate the people's money to settle the quarrel. Abraham Lincoln

    by Nailbanger on Tue Dec 11, 2012 at 07:34:53 AM PST

    •  Need to distinguish between nation state and (2+ / 0-)
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      shaharazade, AoT

      fifty states.  Only the nation state produces money.

      We organize governments to deliver services and prevent abuse.

      by hannah on Tue Dec 11, 2012 at 08:05:00 AM PST

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      •  The state vs A state (2+ / 0-)
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        The state can be a nation state or other sort of state, but it is the primary political unit.  Calling our political subdivisions states has done horrible things for communicating about politicals.

        The revolution will not be televised. But it will be blogged, a lot. Probably more so than is necessary.

        by AoT on Tue Dec 11, 2012 at 10:10:49 AM PST

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